The Carolina Panthers were one game away from one of the greatest NFL seasons of all time in 2015. However, the Denver Broncos blew them out in the Super Bowl and things have not been the same since. This is a team that has a ton of talent to work with. However, they simply have not been able to pull things together in order to succeed. Cam Newton is a great NFL quarterback, but he has started to take a lot of shots from other defenses. Not only that, but he needs to start thinking about how he can be a leader to his team. With all of the changes that are taking place going into 2017, the Carolina Panthers have to figure out a way to turn things around.

2017 NFL Draft

In the draft, the Panthers do not have a ton of holes to fill on their offense outside of the offensive line. With all of the changes that have taken place this year, the Panthers need to shore up their defense. One of their best corners left for more money to go play for the Redskins. If the Panthers can address the concerns that they have in the secondary, the defense will be much better going into the new season. In addition, the Panthers have to start thinking about ways to protect their quarterback. A lot of people today watch the games and are shocked by how much Cam Newton gets hit on a weekly basis. There is only so much damage that a quarterback can take on before he starts to feel the negative impact of those hits.

With all of the changes that have taken place in this area, he needs to start thinking about how he can better use his body over time.

New Season Outlook

The Panthers do not lack talent on their team this year. However, they do seem to lack chemistry which is just as important. If the Panthers are going to have a successful season this year, they have to start thinking about ways that they can turn things around.

A lot of fans are hoping that this past year was just some form of a glitch and that the team will be able to find their footing in the coming seasons. Cam Newton is a great quarterback who is surrounded by all of the top talent in the league, and the Panthers should be expected to perform at a high level with him at the helm.