Panthers not expecting football shakeup under David Tepper
The Panthers are about to undergo some changes. It doesn’t appear those are going to touch the football side, at least in the short-term.
Multiple sources said that during the process of buying the Panthers for $2.2 billion, soon-to-be owner David Tepper told people involved that one of the things he liked about the purchase was the relative stability of their football operation, suggesting he’s not looking to make immediate changes there.
The Panthers have made the playoffs four of the past five seasons. And even though they’ve never had back-to-back winning seasons, they have a 192-192-1 record in 23 years (including playoffs).
Other changes throughout the organization seem likely, especially in the wake of the investigation into Richardson’s workplace misconduct and the non-disclosure agreements signed by the team with several former employees. Tina Becker, the chief operating officer installed by Richardson as he stepped away, wanted to make more changes, but was prevented from doing so for fear of impacting the sale process. To describe her future role as tenuous seems generous, and changes throughout the business operation are expected among those inside the building and familiar with the sale.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes Kizer would have been among the first QBs selected in this year’s draft.
“In my opinion, if he was in that [draft] class this year, he would’ve been part of that group of first four guys, or first five,” McCarthy said, via ESPN.com. “I always felt there were fivethe five quarterbacksfirst-round guys.”
Mayfield (No. 1 overall), Sam Darnold (No. 3), Josh Allen (No. 7), Josh Rosen (No. 10) and Lamar Jackson (No. 32) were selected in the first round this year. Kizer was the fourth quarterback selected last year, behind Mitchell Trubisky (No. 2), Patrick Mahomes (No. 10) and Deshaun Watson (No. 12).
While Kizer started 15 games last season, his NFL career got off to an ugly start. He completed Cheap Quality NBA Jerseys just 53.6 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 22 Cheap Qld Basketball Jerseys interceptions, but the Browns provided little talent at playmaking positions.