Dave Gettleman is the Carolina Panthers General Manager. He spent the offseason making deals and upgrading his team in every way that he could. Wanting to promote long term success as well as build upon their current trend of winning, Gettleman ensured to give extensions to the key players of his teams all in time for the roster to be ready for training camp. None of the extensions were more notable that quarterback Cam Newton’s five year $103.8 million dollar contract.
A year ago, Gettleman said that the team had to remake three position, the wide receiver, offensive line, and the secondary, as quickly as possible. This year they are not in that position. They have a stronger roster than the year before with many youthful players who are coming into their own. Gettleman believes that there is high enthusiasm for the team from all of the players who are hyped on the fact that people are healthy and the high hopes for this year being a special year for the team.
Fans of the Carolina Panthers are ecstatic for the potential that the team has. Benjamin Kimrey is an avid fan of all things Carolina, which would include his favorite National Football League team the Panthers. Though the were mixed feelings at first about the amount that some of the players were being paid for their extensions, the fans are pulling together and still cheering for their team. It also helps that the team is $13 million under the salary cap.