The Carolina Panthers have only existed since 1995, and although they did not win the Super Bowl, they have been very successful.
One of the important reasons for the success of the Panthers was some of the free signatures they received from the agency.
Let’s split the five best free signatures in Panther history.
5. Jeremy Shockie
Jeremy Shockie only spent one season with the Carolina Panthers, but he had a big influence on the team. In 2011 he caught 37 455 meters passes and four touchdowns.
Statistics don’t jump off the page, but he and Greg Olsen were Cam Newton’s main targets. This season Newton won the Offensive Player of the Year award,
In the end, the Panthers didn’t switch to Shocky at the end of the season and he finally decided to leave the league.
4. Steve Boyerlein
Steve Boyerlein was used as a replacement quarterback behind Kerry Collins, and it was a great move for the Panthers. Collins has always been defeated, and Burelien played four games in 1996 and ended the regular season with a 3-1 record.
In 1997 he was still supported, but again there was a lot to do. In 1998 he had his best year in the NFL, finished second in the MVP vote and lost only to Kurt Warner.
3. John Kasai
It is not often that the striker is one of the most popular players in the history of the franchise, but that is the case with John Kasai.
Kasai signed with the Panthers in 1995 and was with the team until the end of the 2010 season. When he left Carolina, he was the team’s top scorer with 1,482 points.
Although he suffered a major setback in the Super Bowl when he took the ball out of the penalty area, he remains one of the most popular Panther players.
2. Sam Mills
Sam Mills was one of the first franchisees to make history as one of the best. Mills played for the Panthers from 1995 to 1997, and the linebacker soon became the defensive leader.
It made its debut in the Pro-Cup and was the main reason the Panthers won the NFC Championship in their second year. After his retirement he became the Panther coach and was a source of inspiration for the team.
In 2003, Mills was diagnosed with bowel cancer and although he has only a few months to live, he has become a person to identify with. With an inspiring speech he reminded the team to keep hitting and it became the team’s official slogan.
1. Jake Delomme
Is there any doubt as to who is the best free agent signing treaties in Panther history?
In the first game of the 2003 season, Delhomme took over the role of Rodney Pete and had one of the best seasons in the team’s history. He led the team to the Super Bowl before losing to the New England Patriots.
He ended his career with the Panthers with a record of 49-30 and is second only to Cam Newton for the most passes in the history books of the team.