The Carolina Panthers have been one of the most aggressive teams during the 2023 NFL offseason.
They started with chaos, trading for the number one overall pick from the Chicago Bears.
Since that trade, they have signed Adam Thielen, Miles Sanders, and Hayden Hurst, to name a few.
After all of their signings, many have pointed to the Panthers as a sneaky playoff team, including Rich Eisen.
Eisen recently said: “The Carolina Panthers are set up to do some damage.”
“The Carolina @Panthers are set up to do some damage.”
It’s still early in the offseason but we like what #KeepPounding has brewing heading into a wide open 2023 in the NFC South:#NFL #NFLFreeAgency #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/M3NNSgUNfN
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) March 20, 2023
The Panthers finished the 2022 season with a 7-10 record and were largely a team without an identity.
They traded away Christian McCaffrey mid-season, something that came as a surprise to many outside the organization.
Although McCaffrey was a cornerstone of their offense, the Panthers decided to move on from him.
After they traded for the number one overall pick, the Panthers have all but confirmed that they will be drafting a rookie quarterback.
With all of the veteran signings they have made thus far, the Panthers are set up to surround a rookie quarterback with the best opportunity to succeed.
The good news for the Panthers is that their division is wide open, for the most part.
Derek Carr is the new quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, who many have expected to do well.
However, the rest of the division will also likely be filled with rookies or just new quarterbacks in general.
With a wide-open division, the Panthers might just be able to make some noise, sneaking into the playoffs with a new-look team.NEXT: NFL Fans React To GM's Surprising Lamar Jackson Admission