4 ways the Carolina Panthers can avoid disaster in 2023 free agency

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Scott Fitterer
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What can the Carolina Panthers and general manager Scott Fitterer do to avoid disaster during a crucial free agency period for the franchise in 2023?

Scott Fitterer and the Carolina Panthers have already made a number of key decisions in 2023. The biggest one was the hiring of Frank Reich, who has been busy building the coaching staff, and on paper, it looks to be one of the better groups in the NFL next season.

However, the coaches are not on the field playing. The Panthers have many more crucial conclusions to make this spring, which will ultimately determine how successful they can become in 2023.

The upcoming free agency and draft periods are when good and bad choices can drastically change the direction. Not just in regards to next season but the next handful of campaigns in Carolina.

The Philadelphia Eagles dramatically improved their team during the previous offseason and became a powerhouse organization after finishing 9-8 in 2021. The Panthers could have a similar turnaround if they play their cards right.

In contrast, a poor free agency period will set back the Panthers after the team gained momentum late in the 2022 season. With this in mind, here are four ways Carolina can avoid disaster when the madness begins next month.