The Carolina Panthers are very much a team hungry to get back to the promised land of the Super Bowl in 2016, and many NFL experts still feel this is a team that a legit shot of repeating as NFC Champions.
Top betting sites like William Hill have the Panthers at 9-to-1 to not only get back to the Super Bowl, as they did against Denver last season, but this time to get the job done.
GM Dave Gettleman was able to get star quarterback Cam Newton locked up in the 2015 offseason, and he responded to his new mega deal with a huge season, leading the team both on and off the field.
He was the NFL MVP last season, and he’s just 26 years old, and his best football could easily be ahead of him. He’s got to make sure to stay healthy, as it’s no secret that how he goes, the Panthers go in 2016.
Another reason to be excited about the Panthers offense is they will get Kelvin Benjamin back, right away upgrading their wide out core.
Jerricho Cotchery dropped two big passes in the Super Bowl, and Benjamin not only will bring his pass catching ability back to the team, he will also be able to spread the field more and give Newton another strong target.
While having a lot of money to spend this offseason, the team remained smart, made vital moves to make sure they would once again be a force in the conference, and should be right back at the top of the NFC South, and again be a threat to anyone they play, and should be right in the mix again for another shot at the Super Bowl.
Though this time they should be able to get the job done.