4 burning questions Carolina Panthers fans are asking ahead of Week 14

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D’Onta Foreman’s future with the Carolina Panthers

Do you think the Carolina Panthers should look to extend or re-sign D’Onta Foreman or with this running back class could you see what plays out? – Adam

Thank you for your question, Adam.

I discussed this a little bit in the Week 11 mailbag when D’Onta Foreman was starting to get going. So, it doesn’t hurt to revisit this entering the first game off the bye.

It would not surprise me if the Carolina Panthers went in either direction with the running back position. Foreman has shown to be a formidable force and his physical running style fits very well with what Ben McAdoo has been wanting to do for most of 2022.

The former Texas Longhorn is someone I think should be a priority to bring back, even if it’s in a running back by committee role. A big factor will be the offensive coordinator and head coach who could be in the building this spring.

If they’re looking for an outside zone, quick, speedy-type of running back similar to what Christian McCaffrey was, Foreman could be an afterthought. However, the free agent class looks very enticing.

It’s hard to imagine general manager Scott Fitterer paying big money and assets for a running back. Though, if he does look to bring back Foreman, I expect something within the $9-10 million per range for the player.

Even if the Panthers do bring Foreman back, they should draft another running back to complement him. Chuba Hubbard has underwhelmed as the third-down option, so taking someone on Day 2 or 3 of the NFL Draft such as UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet or Syracuse’s Sean Tucker is tempting.