4 knee-jerk reactions if things begin poorly for the Panthers in 2022

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Carolina Panthers could let Matt Rhule go

The Carolina Panthers have done everything in their power to make life easier for Matt Rhule this offseason. Whether it was acquiring coaches with vast NFL experience, bolstering the offensive line, or trading for yet another veteran quarterback, the head coach is now out of excuses entering Year 3 of his tenure.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that things haven’t gone well for Rhule over his first two years in Carolina. Team owner David Tepper invested a substantial amount of money to get his man from Baylor, which has come with just 10 wins and not much confidence within the fanbase that things can ever get better under his leadership.

Tepper remains condifident in Rhule’s abilities. And things made a notable step in the right direction during his third seasons in college at Baylor and Temple.

However, if the Panthers fall flat on their face over the first few weeks and all hope is lost as a result, then Tepper could easily end this experiment way ahead of time.

It’s something he’s done twice this offseason with the Rock Hill debacle and firing Charlotte FC head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez midway through their encouraging start to life in Major League Soccer.

Even though he’s been extremely reluctant to pull the plug on Rhule, there will be a cut-off point somewhere and it might arrive with a rough opening to the season.

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