Business about to pick up for the Panthers ahead of 2022 camp

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Rhule
(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Rhule /

Business is about to pick up for the Carolina Panthers with some important offseason dates ahead of the team’s 2022 training camp in Spartanburg.

Now that the main recruitment period of the offseason is over, the Carolina Panthers can begin focusing on the upcoming workouts and overall preparation ahead of the 2022 season. It’s been a productive few months for the organization with the introduction of new coaches, free agent signings, and a solid draft class despite the limited resources available following trades for Sam Darnold and C.J. Henderson.

Hopefully, this can transition to improvements where it matters most. Head coach Matt Rhule needs to demonstrate some growth himself for the Panthers to progress sufficiently next time around and there are no more excuses for the former Baylor man if things continue trending south.

It promises to be a very intriguing offseason program for Carolina. One that will feature plenty of individual battles for depth chart position and players young and old fighting it out for spots on the 53-man roster.

The stakes are obviously high for Rhule despite a public vote of confidence from team owner David Tepper, who clearly feels like this is the right guy to lead the franchise despite attaining just 10 wins over his first two seasons.

Any more underachievement and failure will not be tolerated. Certainly by a fanbase that has become increasingly disenchanted with the way things have transpired over the last few years.

With the 2022 NFL Draft now in the books, the league released full details of minicamps and offseason workout dates, which is the first step en route to what promises to be another hot and heavy training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina this summer.

Carolina Panthers minicamp and offseason workout dates.

Rookie Minicamp:

  • May 13-15

OTA Offseason Workouts:

  • May 23-24
  • May 26
  • May 31-June
  • June 3
  • June 6-9

Mandatory Minicamp:

  • June 14-16

This is also a good chance for incoming college recruits to further familiarize themselves with new surroundings and teammates. And make no mistake, every practice counts for the Panthers ahead of a season that will no doubt shape the future landscape of the organization.

Carolina must brace itself for a tricky-looking schedule in 2022. Things will not be easy by any stretch of the imagination, but the roster has talent in almost every position – which was simply not the case last time around.

Those in power within the franchise have preached patience. Something that probably won’t be afforded to Rhule after some poor personnel decisions and little to cheer since he took over from Ron Rivera.

A new coaching staff with fresh sets of ideas will be welcome. Especially when it comes to the offense, which will now be led by Ben McAdoo – a man that was reportedly instrumental in the Panthers moving up to draft Matt Corral out of Ole Miss.

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It will be hard to keep up with every storyline going on in Carolina in the weeks and months ahead. But it’s hard to look at their fortunes with anything but optimism after the front office filled problem holes and bolstered key positions with fantastic reinforcements.