Panthers’ Running Back Breakdown: Full Evaluation and Depth Chart Analysis

May 22, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers do not have a need at the running back position; they have a combination of veterans and young players on their roster. 
With Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams both signed to lucrative long-term deals, rookie GM David Gettleman has to decide if the team can afford both of them in the future. While both Stewart and Williams each took a pay cut for the upcoming season, both of them are still owed a significant amount of money moving forward. 
After finishing third in rushing in 2011, the Panthers slipped to ninth in 2012. Injuries to Ryan Kalil and Jordan Gross could be blamed as reasons for the regression, but both will be back next season.
Cam Newton led the Panthers in rushing last season, as the versatile quarterback is not shy about carrying the football in order to gain yards. That being said, Carolina's offense would be more formidable if an actual running back was the team's leading rusher. 

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