Carolina Panthers Twenty Bracket: Capers Region

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Dec 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson on the field before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Capers Region 1 Seed Jerry Richardson vs 16 Seed Tshmanga Biakabutuka

First Seed – Jerry Richardson

The Panthers have only had one owner since their creation. Jerry Richardson is the only former NFL player to own an NFL team. He was instrumental in bringing the franchise to Charlotte and bringing in the various brain trusts that the franchise has had over the years. He is arguably the team’s biggest fan and an influential voice amongst the owners in his own right.

Sixteenth Seed – Tshimanga Biakabutuka

Biakabutuka is here mainly for the potential of what he might have been. His best game was against the Redskins where he had two 60+ touchdown runs. On the one hand, the Panthers could have had Eddie George at this spot. On the other hand, there was a chance that Lawrence Phillips could have fallen to the Panthers. Failure of high picks like Biakabutuka led to downfall of Capers.