4 Panthers players who’ve earned a big payday at the 2022 bye week
By Dean Jones
Which Carolina Panthers players have already earned themselves a big payday this offseason at the team’s 2022 bye week?
The Carolina Panthers are finally on their well-deserved period of rest after 12 tough games so far. This will be a good chance for Steve Wilks to refresh, regroup, and adjust before their next engagement at the Seattle Seahawks, which is the start of a crucial run of games that could determine whether or not he wins the job long-term.
For many players, the next few weeks will have grave ramifications on their respective futures. Whether it’s Wilks or a new face coming into the fold, there could be plenty of roster turnover as influential figures within the franchise look to kick off their life post-Matt Rhule with improvements.
This should be a reason why the Panthers keep fighting despite going nowhere particularly fast right now. Nobody likes their money being messed with, which is what many are currently facing after another campaign of underachievement.
On this topic, we picked out four Panthers players who’ve already earned big paydays based on their efforts up to the 2022 bye week.
Player No. 1
Bradley Bozeman – Carolina Panthers C
Veteran center Bradley Bozeman had to bide his time before getting the starting job as the Carolina Panthers went with Pat Elflein right out of the gate. But the impression made by the Alabama product in a short space of time has been ultra-impressive.
Bozeman’s physical style, strong communication, and leadership have been a major boost for an offensive line that’s made significant strides in 2022. Providing there’s no steep regression between now and when the season concludes, extending the former sixth-round pick should be among the team’s top priorities.
It looks like Bozeman is right at home in Carolina, embracing his new surroundings and involving himself heavily within the community. Guys like this are hard to find and after so much uncertainty across the protection, continuity is vital.