The Carolina Panthers have been one of the busiest NFL teams throughout the off-season.
Between signing countless free agents, and hopefully drafting a new franchise quarterback, the Panthers are looking to make a significant leap this year.
The Panthers continued their off-season frenzy, re-signing Cam Irving to a one-year deal, according to a recent update from Adam Schefter.
Cam Irving, the former first-round pick who spent the last two seasons in Carolina, is re-signing with the Panthers on a one-year deal, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2023
As noted by Schechter, Irving was the No. 15 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, where he was selected by the Cleveland Browns.
Prior to joining the Panthers, Irving also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys.
At 31, Irving has one more chance to prove himself in the league, potentially eyeing another extension.
As a member of the Panthers’ offensive line, Irving will be tasked with protecting Bryce Young, the organization’s shiny new toy.
Young was a highly regarded quarterback prospect going into this draft, and the team has continued to build its offense around him.
Whether or not Young finds success in his first season will largely depend on his offensive line.
Regardless of Young’s pre-draft profile, protecting a new quarterback isn’t easy.
A new quarterback signals the start of a new offense, usually accompanied by growing pains.
The NFC South is set to look a lot different in 2023 than it did in 2022.
Each team is likely to have a new starting quarterback at the helm, leaving the division open for the taking.
Will the Panthers be able to make a splash in Young’s first year as their starter?
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