Which players who recently departed the Carolina Panthers could end up lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy following the 2022 season?
The Carolina Panthers have gone through plenty of roster turnover this offseason as they look to put a better foundation in place for 2022. Matt Rhule has a big job on his hands next season – the third of his tenure – but the organization has provided him with some impressive talent to nurture in the correct manner and there is also the introduction of coaches with legitimate NFL experience to further assist his cause.
Whether the cloud hanging over Carolina at the quarterback position will be the deciding factor is unclear. But the Panthers can make another move should they wish if Sam Darnold and Matt Corral fail to meet preseason targets.
There have been so many departures over the last two years, that it’s hard to keep up at times. Some will be missed more than others, so the Panthers need their young core to step up in pursuit of becoming competitive for the first time in a good while.
With this in mind, here are five recent Panthers departures that could acquire a Super Bowl ring in 2022.
Former Player No. 1
Mike Davis – Former Carolina Panthers RB
It was a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons for Mike Davis in 2021 after he left the Carolina Panthers. The running back was deemed surplus to requirements and released this offseason, but he wasn’t without a home for long and now joins a Baltimore Ravens rushing attack that is among the league’s most dynamic.
Davis is set to provide the thumping presence in between the tackles behind J.K. Dobbins, whose expected breakout campaign last season was cut extremely short through injury. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is also a significant threat carrying out of the backfield, giving John Harbaugh a productive trio to lean on heavily ahead of a potential playoff push.
The AFC North did produce a Super Bowl team in the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Davis and the Ravens will be hoping for something similar next time around.