A former Carolina Panthers coach says the Panthers have no plans to use the draft or free agency to add talent in the draft.
“No, we don’t do that,” Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Monday.
“We’re not going to use that type of money.
We don’t have that type, we’re not doing that.
So, this league has always been about the draft and free agency, and we’ve never, ever done that.”
Rivera is a huge fan of the Panthers’ draft, as well as the free agency that follows.
“I think we have to do a better job of getting better every year, because you get to the point where, if you don’t get better, you’re not good enough,” Rivera said.
“And that’s what I’ve learned.
That’s what the fans and the players want.
They want us to be good.
We have to be better.
The Panthers are currently one of the league’s hottest teams, averaging an impressive 1,854 points per game. “
So, we have the opportunity to get even better.”
The Panthers are currently one of the league’s hottest teams, averaging an impressive 1,854 points per game.
Carolina has a pair of first-round picks, and both have potential.
Jonathan Huberdeau is the most highly rated prospect, but he is just one of several potential free agents the Panthers could target.
Carolina could target a cornerback, or a safety, or an offensive lineman.
“They’ve got a good foundation there, and the coaching staff is going to be able to do things in their favor and help them do things better,” Rivera told reporters.
“You never know, that could be something that they need.
But, they’ve got some good young players.
You never know what’s going to happen.”