Carolina Panthers 2022 end of season superlatives: Who made the cut?

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The 2022 season has come to an end, so let’s look back on who stood out for the Carolina Panthers during a wild and dramatic campaign.

When your team misses the playoffs five years in a row, you start looking forward to the offseason and seeing where your team can improve via free agency or the NFL Draft. However, I really wanted to take a step back and put things in perspective.

The Carolina Panthers missed the playoffs, yes, but their season wasn’t all bad.

For starters, David Tepper finally released his club from the clutches of Matt Rhule. This was a coaching tenure that set the franchise back years and sent the team further down into the abyss of mediocrity.

The Panthers were also able to win more than five games in the regular season for the first time in three years. They also somehow managed to play meaningful football all the way into January for the first time since 2017.

Considering how bleak things appeared for the Panthers after Week 5, to finish 7-10 and come within touching distance of an NFC South championship was encouraging. The important thing for Carolina is building on this positivity during the offseason.

From the coaching changes to the personnel decisions made, some Panthers deserve a shoutout for their accomplishments this season. Here are my picks for a few end-of-season superlatives.