With the 2010s coming to a close at the end of this month, here is your Carolina Panthers all-decade offense.
As the current decade is wrapping up, we here at Old North Banter have decided to put together all-decade teams for our North Carolina teams. First up is the Carolina Panthers. The decade couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start in 2010, as the Panthers finished 2-14 overall, and had the league’s worst offense. However, in doing so, Carolina “won” the first-overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, and jumpstarted what has been the most exciting 10-year period in franchise history.
During the 2010s, the Panthers have made the playoffs four times, and won back-to-back-to-back NFC South division titles. They’ve had their first league MVP, and advanced to the franchise’s second Super Bowl. 16 different Panthers made Pro Bowls in the decade, and seven have been named All-Pros. During the 15-win 2015 campaign, Carolina dabbed all the way to the Big Game and captured the hearts of millions of Americans. A lot has happened for the Panthers during this decade, and as it comes to a close, so does an era of football in Charlotte.
For starters, former owner and founder Jerry Richardson was forced to sell the team following allegations of workplace misconduct. Richardson sold the Panthers to businessman David Tepper prior to the start of the 2018 season, and just last week the new ownership relieved Ron Rivera, the winningest coach in team history, of his duties as head coach. To add to the uncertainty, Carolina is currently in the midst of a second-straight disappointing season, and one that has been filled with quarterback turmoil. All that aside, here is your 2010s all-decade Carolina Panthers offense. Be sure to also check out the all-decade defense.