A cynic might say that the Panthers are spending an awful lot of money to keep a 2-14 team together.
We actually think they have the core of a potentially solid team, and there is no shame in bringing back two of the top six free agents in the league. It sounds like their spending isn’t over yet.
The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers have started contract negotiations with linebacker Jon Beason and linebacker Thomas Davis. Both Beason and Davis are under contract; Beason could become one of the highest paid linebackers in football.
“We will have probably, very quickly, our core players and we’re able to do it because we’re willing to be competitive and pay what it takes,” G.M. Marty Hurney said.
As our transaction page shows, the Panthers have done a lot very quickly.