4 burning questions Carolina Panthers fans are asking ahead of Week 8

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Baker Mayfield
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What are some burning questions Carolina Panthers fans have ahead of their Week 8 road matchup against the Atlanta Falcons?

It’s been a tumultuous two weeks for the Carolina Panthers organization.

Following their embarrassing loss to the San Fransico 49ers in which most of Bank of America Stadium was a wave of fans of the opposing team, team owner David Tepper fired head coach Matt Rhule and named Steve Wilks the interim for the remainder of 2022.

The following week after another draining loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Panthers began preparing for the future. The first step was trading troubled wide receiver Robbie Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals for two late-round draft picks.

The next? Trading franchise All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey to the Niners in exchange for three draft selections in 2023 and another in 2024.

Despite all that has gone on for the franchise in recent weeks, they provided a much-needed morale boost for a fanbase and team that was lagging behind. With the help of a great run game and good defensive play, Carolina held Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to just three points in a 21-3 victory over the Super Bowl LV champions.

The win puts the Panthers one game back from the NFC South lead. Even though they currently would possess the No. 3 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Eight weeks into the season, the organization is stuck between competing for a division title and trading off assets while looking ahead to the future. With ten games to go, anything can happen.

You, the fans, have some questions that would like to be answered about what is next for your favorite football team. Let’s take a look at such burning questions ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Atlanta Falcons.