Which Carolina Panthers players saw their stock crash beyond repair after another lost season for the franchise in 2022?
There were a lot of disappointments during another dramatic season for the Carolina Panthers in 2022. They missed the playoffs, but at least this time by a somewhat narrower margin, even if the sting of defeat does not heal easily and this one hurts.
So much hype and hope followed the Panthers coming into this season. Especially after the signing of veteran quarterback Baker Mayfield and the drafting of promising rookie Matt Corral.
Even if no one really expected the team to make waves in the postseason, there was a real shot that Carolina could finally come together and start the slow climb back to relevancy. That didn’t happen.
This past season cannot be pinned on any player or position group, it was a failure across the board at different points of the year. When one part got fixed another one broke beyond repair, and once the duct tape was brought out to patch that up, another leak sprung.
It was shocking that interim head coach Steve Wilks was able to drag the team as far as he did after losing the face of the franchise and juggling a midseason quarterback carousel. Real consideration needs to be made to removing the interim tag and sticking with the man who won over Carolina’s locker room.
The Panthers may be further away from competing now than when Matt Rhule was hired. That is a hard pill to swallow for many, especially the likes of owner David Tepper and anyone involved in that disaster of a hire.
Whoever inherits this team will have their work cut out for them, to put it mildly. There are a lot of holes to fill and the junk drawer is about out of tape.
However, there are a few pieces to this puzzle that shouldn’t be an issue moving forward due to their lack of production. But which Panthers players saw their stock crash beyond repair in 2022?