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Carolina Panthers’ extension for D’Onta Foreman?

Is re-signing D’Onta Foreman to an extension a priority? – Christopher Wyer

Thank you for your question, Christopher.

Yes, extending D’Onta Foreman is a priority this offseason. However, the Carolina Panthers must be smart with their money considering they still need to give Brian Burns, Derrick Brown, Bradley Bozeman, and Jeremy Chinn their respective deals.

It’s laughable to me that Matt Rhule’s excuse for not giving Foreman more playing time is that he didn’t want to take Christian McCaffrey off the field. With both gone, the one-time understudy is shining in the biggest of ways.

Foreman’s 17-game pace from the last four games would equate to more than 1,600 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. These are absurd numbers and it goes to show that he is more than capable of handling a heavy workload in the run game.

The former Texas Longhorn offers a combination of power, agility, and open-field acceleration to be a perfect fit in Carolina’s new-found offensive style that resonates with the days of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.

A contract extension of 2-3 years with anywhere between $5 million and $8 million average per season would be perfect for Foreman and the Panthers in their current situation. This would allow Carolina to continue their running-back-by-committee with Chuba Hubbard and a potential rookie out of next year’s deep draft class.

Re-signing Foreman would give Carolina stability in the run game going into 2023. Adding one with good passing down skills is also a must considering there could be a new quarterback starting come Week 1 next season.