4 ways the Carolina Panthers can avoid offseason disaster in 2023

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) David Tepper
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Carolina Panthers must learn from mistakes

To say things have been turbulent for the Carolina Panthers in recent years would be understating things slightly. A number of failed trade acquisitions, some suspect free-agent signings, and a head coach incapable of successfully running an NFL franchise brought almost nothing but misery until Steve Wilks took charge of team affairs.

This was no doubt a humbling experience for David Tepper. The billionaire is no fool in the business world after accumulating vast wealth, but the owner freely admitted he’s still learning what it takes to attain similar accomplishments in the NFL.

One way Tepper can do this in the coming months is by learning from his mistakes. The Panthers have intelligent football people already in the building, so trusting them entirely is the only way to get this once-proud franchise trending in a positive direction.

Whether Tepper’s ego gets in the way remains to be seen. He’s been known to go bold and against the grain with his recruitment processes, which hasn’t exactly been a recipe for genuine progress.

On the other hand, Scott Fitterer and Dan Morgan have been around Super Bowl-caliber teams before. Something that commands respect and could be a significant asset for Tepper if he takes a back seat and allows them to thrive.