The Carolina Panthers are bound to have an interesting season, especially if star quarterback Cam Newton isn’t completely healthy.
If Newton isn’t ready to go for the first week of the season, Carolina will have to either turn to Kyle Allen or rookie Will Grier. It would not be the best way to start off the year.
However, there are some positives heading into the new season: Christian McCaffrey is looking to capitalize on a fantastic 2018 campaign, while the team added Chris Hogan to their wide receiving core. The team also has a solid defense to really hold things together if the offense isn’t running like a well-oiled machine right away.
The Panthers signed Gerald McCoy, Bruce Irvin and Ross Cockrell in the offseason to add to the defense. The team will also have a full season of Eric Reid in the secondary. Things don’t necessarily have to go awry should someone like Newton be out for the first couple of games.
The Panthers start their season on Sept. 8 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Read below for more about the Panthers heading into the 2019 season.
|1||Sept. 8||1:00 pm||FOX||Los Angeles Rams|
|2||Sept. 12||8:20 pm||NFL||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|3||Sept. 22||4:05 pm||FOX||@ Arizona Cardinals|
|4||Sept. 29||1:00 pm||FOX||@ Houston Texans|
|5||Oct. 6||1:00 pm||CBS||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|6||Oct. 13||9:30 am||NFL||Tampa Bay Buccaneers (UK)|
|8||Oct. 27||4:05 pm||FOX||@ San Francisco 49ers|
|9||Nov. 3||1:00 pm||CBS||Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 10||1:00 pm||FOX||@ Green Bay Packers|
|11||Nov. 17||1:00 pm||FOX||Atlanta Falcons|
|12||Nov. 24||1:00 pm||FOX||@ New Orleans Saints|
|13||Dec. 1||1:00 pm||CBS||Washington Redskins|
|14||Dec. 8||1:00 pm||FOX||@ Atlanta Falcons|
|15||Dec. 15||1:00 pm||FOX||Seattle Seahawks|
|16||Dec. 22||1:00 pm||FOX||@ Indianapolis Colts|
|17||Dec. 29||1:00 pm||FOX||New Orleans Saints|