Everything you need to know about the Panthers 2022 preseason schedule
By Dean Jones
The Carolina Panthers are gearing up for their preseason schedule ahead of the new campaign. Here’s everything you need to know.
With the team’s training camp at Wofford College officially in the books, it’s time for the Carolina Panthers to focus their attention on what promises to be an important preseason schedule. This is the final chance for players to influence themselves before final roster cuts are made, with a lot still to be decided by head coach Matt Rhule and his staff before Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns at Bank of America Stadium.
Despite the stifling heat that normally envelops Spartanburg at this time of year, the Panthers enjoyed a productive camp that clearly had more professionalism than in previous years since Rhule took over from Ron Rivera.
Preseason is always a time when veterans are itching for the real action to commence. It’s also a time when those looking for depth chart standing or places on the team can make a lasting impression in a more typical gameday setting in front of influential figures.
The results might not mean all that much. But considering what’s at stake for the Panthers in 2022, it’s vital they generate momentum over the three fixtures to potentially hit the ground running and also provide the coaching staff with enough information to get their big decisions right.
It promises to be an eventful preseason with plenty of memorable moments thrown in for good measure. Here’s everything you need to know.
Who are the Carolina Panthers playing in the 2022 preseason?
The Panthers will take the field for three preseason games, which is one less now thanks to the NFL confirming a 17-game schedule in 2021.
- Preseason Week 1: at Washington Commanders (1 p.m. ET)
- Preseason Week 2: at New England Patriots (7 p.m. ET)
- Preseason Week 3: vs. Buffalo Bills (7 p.m. ET)
Will Baker Mayfield play in the Carolina Panthers’ preseason games?
It’s been an impressive start to life with the Panthers for Baker Mayfield. The quarterback came into his own, embraced a fresh start, and rapidly emerged as the clear frontrunner to assume starting responsibilities against his former team in Week 1.
Just how much Mayfield will play during the preseason is undetermined. Head coach Matt Rhule wants to get all four quarterbacks involved at the Washington Commanders, which would be beneficial to the Oklahoma product in terms of developing chemistry with his primary playmakers before the campaign.
Mayfield will likely see more reps in Week 2 at the New England Patriots. Although the joint practices with Bill Belichick’s men will also be a solid measuring stick about what to expect from the Panthers and their new signal-caller in 2022.
How can I watch the Carolina Panthers preseason games?
Every preseason game will be shown live on the Panthers TV Network. Fans can also view warmup fixtures free of charge on the NFL Game Pass.
Where can I buy tickets for the Carolina Panthers preseason games?
Anyone looking to purchase tickets for the Panthers’ preseason games can do so here.