Panthers balance sheet: Offense in the black after Baker Mayfield trade

(Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports) Baker Mayfield
(Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports) Baker Mayfield /
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How is the Carolina Panthers’ offensive balance sheet looking after another offseason period of significant change ahead of the 2022 campaign?

After another reason littered with underachievement and complete collapse, the Carolina Panthers simply had to make substantial changes across the board before things started up again in 2022. Matt Rhule kept his job despite many demanding a shift in approach, but there are no more excuses for the head coach this time around.

The Panthers have been incredibly active in strengthening problem positions and adding to their coaching staff. A good start is vital for confidence purposes with the fanbase and across the locker room, but there is far more hope now than at any stage during the 2021 campaign.

Carolina’s offense should look far different with multiple fresh faces and upgrades. Something that could provide the juice needed for better fortunes when push comes to shove.

With this in mind, we looked at the Panthers’ balance sheet on offense and why it is in the black after some encouraging moves this offseason.

The New Coach

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(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Ben McAdoo /

How will Ben McAdoo help the Carolina Panthers?

After offensive coordinator Joe Brady failed to meet expectations and was fired during the bye week, Ben McAdoo was the man chosen by the Carolina Panthers to get the team out of its current slump. The former New York Giants head coach has wasted little time stamping his mark on the organization and for all his problems at MetLife Stadium, his ability to lead an offense is renowned and highly respected.

How McAdoo turns the Panthers around is yet to be determined. There is an abundance of talent to work with, but everyone must get on the same page and pick up his complex scheme quickly to avoid any growing pains.

McAdoo’s approach has gone down well with senior figures in the locker room over early offseason workouts. Hopefully, this can result in the offense becoming more dynamic when the real action arrives.