5 questionable Carolina Panthers offseason moves in 2022
By Dean Jones
What questionable moves did the Carolina Panthers make throughout another dramatic offseason period for the organization so far?
It’s been another entertaining offseason for the Carolina Panthers, with plenty of transactions taking place as the team looks to finally start trending in the right direction under Matt Rhule. Problem positions were addressed and although some high-profile free agents departed, it’s hard to look at the roster right now and not think it’s more balanced than the one that concluded the 2021 campaign.
Obviously, this will count for nothing if the Panthers cannot mold this group into one capable of attaining respectability and perhaps even a winning record if everything goes well. Something this organization has not celebrated for quite some time.
The drama has not been restricted to free agency and the draft where Carolina is concerned. Another indicator of just how certain elements are unfolding over a consistent period of time for the franchise since David Tepper bought the Panthers from Jerry Richardson.
Although those in power should be commended for the most part, here are five questionable moves made by the Panthers this offseason.
Questionable Move No. 1
Carolina Panthers pulled the plug on Rock Hill HQ
Perhaps this isn’t entirely down to the Carolina Panthers, but completely pulling the plug on their ambitious project at Rock Hill was perhaps a little hasty in the grand scheme of things.
David Tepper is known for being ruthless and if someone isn’t keeping to their word, he has no trouble cutting things off despite construction generating pace after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.
This leaves the Panthers going back to the drawing board. A costly turn of events that will probably hurt the Rock Hill area more than it will Tepper in the long run.