4 reasons to be positive about Carolina Panthers long-term future

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Carolina Panthers have a solid young core

Amid all the trade talk surrounding the Carolina Panthers since Matt Rhule was fired, there’s been a fierce desire within the front office to keep their top stars around. Albert Breer reported that the Los Angeles Rams came in with an offer consisting of two first-round selections for Brian Burns before the deadline which was rejected, signaling the intent to build around the core they have rather than completely blow everything up.

This is the right way to form a winning football team. The Panthers can no longer rely on high-profile gambles in the trade market, something which was prevalent and unsuccessful throughout Rhule’s disastrous three years with the franchise.

Scott Fitterer stated after trading Christian McCaffrey that building through the draft is now of paramount importance. Something the new head coach must also be on board with for a sustainable future in Carolina.

Both sides of the football boast young, gifted playmakers. With a few refinements in key positional groups like linebacker, wide receiver, and tight end, the Panthers might just be onto something.

Resisting the urge to trade away players such as Burns and Derrick Brown before the deadline indicates the Panthers feel that too. Yet another reason for the fanbase to look forward with optimism rather than pessimism.