4 Carolina Panthers entering make-or-break situations in 2023

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Corral
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Which Carolina Panthers enter the 2023 offseason in make-or-break situations regarding their overall status when the campaign arrives?

The Carolina Panthers have made an impressive start to their off-season plans. New head coach Frank Reich and his all-star coaching staff form the foundations for a potentially successful future, but the onus is now on others to raise contributions and do their bit for the franchise.

This comes through strong player recruitment, forming a solid plan for growth behind the scenes, and specific players making the strides needed to avoid further questions about their future, It’s a lot to ask, but there’s nothing to suggest this isn’t all possible now that Matt Rhule is no longer holding the Panthers back.

Fans are tired of underachievement. It’s been a long time since they had a legitimate contender to cheer for, but there is a newfound sense of hope that Carolina has written some serious wrongs and can look forward with positivity at long last.

However, for these four Panthers, the offseason and the 2023 campaign represent a make-or-break situation.

Panther No. 1

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David Tepper – Carolina Panthers owner

One cannot fault David Tepper for the way he’s gone about his business this offseason. The Carolina Panthers owner is on a road to potential redemption and is off to a good start, but there is much work ahead for the billionaire in pursuit of getting fans firmly back onside.

Staying out of football affairs and forming a concise plan for a new practice facility after the Rock Hill debacle would be a good place to start. If Tepper can accomplish this, it’s a sign he is growing into his role as an NFL owner.