Ryan Kalil Extension Keeps Panthers’ Title Window Open in True Gettleman Fashion

June 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes, getting to the Super Bowl is the easy part. The harder task is for teams that have reached the NFL's pinnacle to stay there—to wedge their championship window open.
The Carolina Panthers are discovering that in 2016, facing the sort of tough decisions that led to the departure of cornerback Josh Norman.
And in re-signing offensive lineman Ryan Kalil on Monday, Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman stayed true to the philosophy that explains why Kalil and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei are still in town but Norman isn't.
So far as the Panthers are concerned, football is trench warfare, and they aren't letting go of the players who help them win there.
As Rand Getlin of the NFL Network tweeted, Kalil and the Panthers agreed to terms on a two-year extension worth just under $17 million. Most of the money is guaranteed:
Gettleman told Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer that it was a no-brainer to lock up Kalil, whose contract was set to ex...

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