2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
5-11, 4th in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina players already have been sent iPad-like devices so they virtually can begin offseason workouts with group sessions on Monday as the COVID-19 crisis continues. The Panthers are one of five NFL teams with new coaches that will begin offseason programs virtually. This is the alternative with most of the country bound to shelter-in-place orders.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

It didn't take much for former New York Jets WR Robby Anderson to come to Carolina for a reunion with his college coach, Matt Rhule. “I know winning is in his blood,'' Anderson said. "I know that's what he's here to do. There wasn't much he had to sell me on. When I saw Teddy [Bridgewater] sign there it really was the icing on the cake. It really attracted me to want to be a Panther.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson said the Panthers will start bringing players up to speed on Monday with web conferencing. Because Carolina has a new staff it was scheduled to begin offseason workload on April 6.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson is on a video conference wearing a Christian McCaffrey jersey. He has a history with Carolina coach Matt Rhule and says he wouldn't be where he is today without Rhule, who fought for him to get back in school after becoming academically ineligible.

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ESPN Daily: Big Lessons Of NFL Offseason

Tom Brady is a Buccaneer. DeAndre Hopkins is a Cardinal. And Cam Newton is still looking for a new home. NFL free agency in 2020 has been a wild ride so far, all while the uncertainty of this sports hiatus plays out in the background. ESPN NFL Insider Bill Barnwell joins the show to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected team decisions in the offseason, and the successes and failures in team deals so far.

Should Eric Reid's stance on invalidating the NFL's CBA be heard? (2:14)
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Is this the best time to expand the NFL playoffs? (1:06)
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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers linebacker Tahir Whitehead recalled one day at practice while he was at Temple then-offensive assistant coach Matt Rhule came out wearing a helmet and shoulder pads. He wondered then if Rhule was crazy. Now Rhule is his head coach at Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Tahir Whitehead has played some MLB in the past but the Panthers have not told him where he will play. Carolina lost Pro Bowler Luke Kuechly and there are assumptions he will be a candidate in the middle.

Stephen A. has the perfect team in mind for Cam Newton (1:44)
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Would a 14-team playoff be a good thing for the NFL? (1:04)
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Bridgewater not worried about filling Cam's shoes

Teddy Bridgewater said he'll continue to just "be me" as the new QB of the Panthers, that he believes in himself and the talent around him, and that "I'm a winner."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

If former Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is ‘'Superman'' then what is his replacement, Teddy Bridgewater? Says Bridgewater: ‘'Always cool, always calm.'' Well said. A very down to earth player.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater says he hasn't heard from former Panthers quarterback Cam Newton since he was signed. But he reminds Newton had a great impact on him as a player growing up and talks about Newton with great respect. He laughed at the suggesting Carolina might tank this season, saying he is all about competing.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, recalling his horrific injury in Minnesota, says he was reminded life is a race and ‘'right now I am back in the race.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater reminded he replaced a great quarterback last year in Drew Brees at New Orleans when asked what it was going to be like replacing Cam Newton at Carolina.“Yeah, I'm aware of the situation I'm coming into. All I can do is be myself.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

After declining the option on DT Dontari Poe the Panthers filled a need by signing former Cardinals DT Zach Kerr to a two-year deal. This adds a veteran presence beside Pro Bowler Kawann Short. Doesn't mean Carolina wouldn't take a DT like Auburn's Derrick Brown with the seventh pick of the draft. The Panthers also signed WR DeAndrew White to a one-year deal. More depth there.

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.120th
Rushing Yards113.714th
Points For21.320th
Points Against29.4