Which Carolina Panthers could call it a day once the 2022 campaign comes to a conclusion?
After so much hope and optimism, the Carolina Panthers went out with a whimper thanks to their late collapse at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. A result that ends their chances of playoff football and immediately turned attention to an important offseason for the franchise.
There promises to be plenty of twists and turns. This all starts with team owner David Tepper’s upcoming decision about whether it’ll be Steve Wilks or someone else for their next head coach in 2023.
Wilks has done a fantastic job in difficult circumstances. But there’s a chance Tepper looks elsewhere and this is likely to have severe ramifications on other personnel moves throughout the spring in readiness for OTAs and training camp.
For some, this might be the end of the line entirely. With this in mind, here are four Panthers that could retire once the 2022 season concludes.
Panther No. 1
Andre Roberts – Carolina Panthers WR/KR
The Carolina Panthers finally got Andre Roberts into the action on Sunday after a lengthy spell on injured/reserve. This was a step in the right direction, but whether the former All-Pro kick returner has enough time to earn a new deal beyond the current campaign is unlikely.
This could be a good time for Roberts to walk away from the game he’s given so much. However, the Citadel product is no doubt fresh enough to play somewhere in 2023 given how much time he’s missed this season.