5 exciting Carolina Panthers storylines to watch in 2022 training camp

(Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports) Baker Mayfield
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With the Carolina Panthers heading to Wofford College in Spartanburg next week, what are some exciting storylines to monitor in training camp?

The Carolina Panthers are set to report to training camp 72 miles south of Bank of America Stadium at Wofford College in Spartanburg next Tuesday. Players will bunk together in dorm rooms, endure the sweltering summer heat and humidity, form bonds and build chemistry, integrate a new playbook from offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, and hopefully lay the foundations for a successful future.

Some veterans will bask in the security of long-term contracts and look to make a few tweaks to their game. Others on the Panthers will be fighting for a roster spot to stay in the NFL for another season.

Rookies will be welcomed and undrafted free agents go in search of catching the eye of Carolina’s coaching staff in the hope of securing a place on the 53-man roster.

Fans can flock to the grass hill along the practice fields to get that initial look at the team, wondering if this is the year the Panthers return to the postseason. Spectacular plays will be seen, coaches will yell, players will sign autographs, and social media will be full of highlight reels.

The franchise’s 28th season is officially in sight. And head coach Matt Rhule has to make the most out of every single practice ahead of a crucial third year in the role.

With much anticipation from the fanbase, here are five exciting storylines to keep your eye on in training camp ahead of the 2022 season.