Jon Beason will miss the season

AP

Florio mentioned this morning that the Panthers were bracing for the worst when it comes to linebacker Jon Beason.

They learned the worst this afternoon.  Beason will miss the season with a torn Achilles, coach Ron Rivera confirmed Monday via the Charlotte Observer.

You only have to look at Beason’s contract to see his importance to the team.  The team gave him a $20 million signing bonus last month on a $51.3 million, six-year contract.

Beason had Achilles soreness throughout the offseason and seemed to rush back on to the field Sunday. Carolina has to be thinking twice about letting Beason play, no matter how hard he pushed for it.

Dan Connor will take over for Beason.  Carolina’s entire defense will take a hit, especially on passing downs. Beason was arguably the second best young inside linebacker in football behind Patrick Willis.

38 responses to “Jon Beason will miss the season

  1. sucks after they went 1-0 in the moral victory category this wknd.
    i do like the upswing of this team and if CAM can play that well week in and week out, then look out. sucks to lose Beason.

  2. Now, Rey Maualuga is the 2nd best inside linebacker after Patrick Willis. Yeah, that’s right, a Bengal.

  3. And starting at inside linebacker for your Carolina Panthers… Dan. Morgan. Err. Connor.; Dan Connor.

  4. As a Saints fan I’m glad to hear this.. But as a person i wish the guy a healthy recovery. Beason is one of the best in the NFL and I hope he can bounce back from this.

  5. I’ll also take Jerod Mayo or Lawrence Timmons over Beason.

    The players agree on Mayo, landing 62 on the top 100 and Beason not even making it.

    The Steelers GM agrees on Timmons, giving him more money per year this offseason than Beason got.

  6. sucks to see a top player go down, especially just running down the field and having this happen

    dan conner is a beast and will have no problem stepping up for beason. is he as good? no but theres no huge drop off either

  7. panthers rushed him back…it’s squarely the fault of the coaches and doctors. fire ryan vermillian because every year we are decimated by injuries

  8. stevincinci says:
    Now, Rey Maualuga is the 2nd best inside linebacker after Patrick Willis. Yeah, that’s right, a Bengal.

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    Huh? I loved me some Maualuga coming out of college, but he hasn’t been great.

    Jerod Mayo all the way, crazy man.

  9. A great young man and outstanding athlete. Like Steve Smith said, everyone should play with the intensity that Beason does, even if you end up blowing out a tire because of it.

    RIP.

  10. Yep. The lockout has had no affect on player health. What is this, like the 50th player lost for the season already? Guys aren’t just getting dinged up, they are having their seasons ended.

  11. I’m a big Saints fan and as much as I hate Carolina, I’m a fan of Beason. Sucks that it happened because from everything I’ve heard, he’s a good guy who works hard and basically took a leadership role as a rookie. Hopefully he recovers fully.

  12. The coaches did not rush him back. You do not know what you’re talking about. Jon played because he wanted to play. Period. He is a warrior and wanted to be out there. And the two injuries are not even related other than the fact it was the same leg.

  13. That dude is the heart of that defense.

    He’ll probably be on the sidelines getting his dudes to battle, Beason don’t quit, Dude played with intensity through all of last season from what I saw… either way, it won’t matter.

    Packers will slaughter that d.

  14. @6the6ringedsteelerslolatyouremptylittletrophycase7

    What is an LOL is that joke of a game the steelers displayed BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA harrison was puffin an air tank on the sideline and hines ward is still lookin for his teeth after he was sent feet strait in the air….your clearly a classless individual….come back strong next yr beason

  15. Totally pointless letting him come back this early since the Panthers lost anyway. Why not sit him for two weeks and let him get healthy before he comes back?

    Soreness is there for a reason. It’s our bodies telling us to rest.

  16. @ 6the6ringedsteelerslolatyouremptylittletrophycase7 says:
    Sep 12, 2011 5:17 PM
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    I think you should be LOLing at that game your 6rings played on Sunday in Baltimore. That was a real LOL.

    You will be missed Beason. Time for Connor to step up and show what he is made of. He’s a solid player.

  17. mike83ri says: Sep 12, 2011 4:50 PM

    I’ll also take Jerod Mayo or Lawrence Timmons over Beason.

    The players agree on Mayo, landing 62 on the top 100 and Beason not even making it.

    The Steelers GM agrees on Timmons, giving him more money per year this offseason than Beason got.

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    Beason made the list at like 94 or something, i know for sure, he was in the bottom 10-15 on the list cuz two Panthers made the list, Jordan Gross and Jon Beason, just saying..

  18. Beason will be missed. Connor is a good back up but can’t cover like him. Beason was only 94 on the list because of our terrible season and he played out of position filling in for Thomas Davis. If anybody can make it back form that kind of injury it is BEAST.

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