Carolina Panthers Roster 2019 Panthers Roster

4-2, 2nd NFC South

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8:05 pm GMT, 10/27

After an encouraging start, the Panthers had a disastrous end to their season. At the midseason mark, they were 6-2 and seemed poised to contend with the Saints for the NFC South. Unfortunately, their season wet up in flames immediately after, as the Panthers finished the season 1-7 to finish with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs. This Panthers roster is still talented, and they have a quality coach in Ron Rivera, but if they want to get back into contention they’ll need to answer some serious questions. Here are some of the biggest.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Kyle Allen Kyle Allen K. Allen 7
66
#85 QB 1 6'3" 210 23 3/8/96 1 2018
QB Cam Newton Cam Newton C. Newton 1
85
#8 QB 2 6'5" 244 30 5/11/89 9 2011 1 1 Auburn
QB Will Grier Will Grier W. Grier 3
70
#65 QB 3 6'2" 217 24 4/3/95 0 2019 3 100 West Virginia
RB Christian McCaffrey Christian McCaffrey C. McCaffrey 22
92
#5 RB 1 5'11" 202 23 6/7/96 3 2017 1 8 Stanford
RB Reggie Bonnafon Reggie Bonnafon R. Bonnafon 39
67
#233 RB 2 6'0" 206 23 1/4/96 1 2018
RB Alex Armah Alex Armah A. Armah 40
62
#152 RB 3 6'2" 253 25 5/17/94 3 2017 6 192 West Georgia
RB Elijah Holyfield Elijah Holyfield E. Holyfield 21
70
#138 RB 4 5'10" 217 20 11/30/98 0 2019 Georgia
RB Jordan Scarlett Jordan Scarlett J. Scarlett 20
70
#123 RB 5 5'11" 208 23 2/9/96 0 2019 5 154 Florida
OT Daryl Williams Daryl Williams D. Williams 60
80
#25 OT 1 6'5" 327 27 8/31/92 5 2015 4 102 Oklahoma
OT Taylor Moton Taylor Moton T. Moton 72
81
#21 OT 1 6'5" 319 25 8/18/94 3 2017 2 64 Western Michigan
OT Caleb Benenoch Caleb Benenoch C. Benenoch 78
67
#121 OT 2 6'5" 311 25 8/8/94 4 2016 5 148 UCLA
OT Greg Little Greg Little G. Little 74
74
#56 OT 2 6'5" 310 21 11/4/97 0 2019 2 37 Ole Miss
ILB Shaq Thompson Shaq Thompson S. Thompson 54
77
#20 ILB 1 6'0" 228 25 4/21/94 5 2015 1 25 Washington
ILB Luke Kuechly Luke Kuechly L. Kuechly 59
99
#1 ILB 1 6'3" 243 28 4/20/91 8 2012 1 9 Boston College
ILB Jermaine Carter Jr. Jermaine Carter Jr. J. Carter Jr. 56
68
#85 ILB 2 6'0" 235 24 1/14/95 2 2018 5 161
ILB Andre Smith Andre Smith A. Smith 57
66
#92 ILB 2 6'0" 237 22 4/20/97 2 2018 7 234
ILB Jordan Kunaszyk Jordan Kunaszyk J. Kunaszyk 43
70
#78 ILB 3 6'3" 234 23 10/15/96 0 2019 California
OLB Mario Addison Mario Addison M. Addison 97
75
#55 OLB 1 6'3" 254 32 9/6/87 9 2011 Troy
OLB Bruce Irvin Bruce Irvin B. Irvin 55
76
#49 OLB 1 6'3" 245 29 1/11/90 8 2012 1 15 West Virginia
OLB Brian Burns Brian Burns B. Burns 53
73
#69 OLB 2 6'5" 249 21 4/23/98 0 2019 1 16 Florida State
OLB Marquis Haynes Marquis Haynes M. Haynes 98
66
#136 OLB 2 6'2" 235 25 12/16/93 2 2018 4 136
OLB Christian Miller Christian Miller C. Miller 50
70
#107 OLB 3 6'3" 247 23 6/19/96 0 2019 4 115 Alabama
OLB Sione Teuhema Sione Teuhema S. Teuhema 46
6'3" 243 22 10/17/96 0 2019 SE Louisiana
SS Eric Reid Eric Reid E. Reid 25
77
#32 SS 1 6'1" 213 28 10/10/91 7 2013 1 18 LSU
SS Rashaan Gaulden Rashaan Gaulden R. Gaulden 28
68
#68 SS 2 6'1" 197 24 1/23/95 2 2018 3 85 Tennessee
SS Natrell Jamerson Natrell Jamerson N. Jamerson 30
68
#69 SS 3 5'11" 201 23 12/15/95 2 2018 5 164
SS Quin Blanding Quin Blanding Q. Blanding 37
68
#70 SS 6'2" 207 23 5/1/96 1 2018 Virginia
FS Tre Boston Tre Boston T. Boston 33
80
#13 FS 1 6'0" 204 27 6/25/92 6 2014 4 128 North Carolina
FS Colin Jones Colin Jones C. Jones 42
66
#72 FS 3 6'0" 208 31 10/27/87 9 2011 6 190 TCU
LS JJ Jansen JJ Jansen J. Jansen 44
63
#34 LS 6'2" 256 33 1/20/86 12 2008 Notre Dame
C Matt Paradis Matt Paradis M. Paradis 61
87
#6 C 1 6'3" 306 30 10/12/89 5 2014 6 207 Boise State
C Tyler Larsen Tyler Larsen T. Larsen 69
66
#61 C 2 6'4" 313 28 7/8/91 4 2014 Utah State
C John Yarbrough John Yarbrough J. Yarbrough 64
6'5" 301 0 2019 Richmond
C Brad Lundblade Brad Lundblade B. Lundblade 64
69
#36 C 6'2" 295 24 9/21/95 1 2018
DT Greg Gilmore Greg Gilmore G. Gilmore 68
76
#50 DT 6'4" 318 24 11/28/94 0 2018
S Corrion Ballard Corrion Ballard C. Ballard 35
71
#4 S 6'3" 203 21 12/15/97 0 2019 Utah
WR D.J. Moore D.J. Moore D. Moore 12
66
#231 WR 1 6'0" 210 22 4/14/97 2 2018 1 24 Maryland
WR Jarius Wright Jarius Wright J. Wright 13
73
#143 WR 1 5'10" 180 29 11/25/89 8 2012 4 118 Arkansas
WR Curtis Samuel Curtis Samuel C. Samuel 10
77
#69 WR 1 5'11" 196 23 8/11/96 3 2017 2 40 Ohio State
WR Deandrew White Deandrew White D. White 18
66
#302 WR 2 5'11" 191 28 10/16/91 2 2015 Alabama
WR Brandon Zylstra Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra 11
65
#258 WR 2 6'2" 215 26 3/25/93 2 2018 Concordia-Moorhead, MN
WR Tyron Johnson Tyron Johnson T. Johnson 17
71
#220 WR 3 6'1" 181 23 1/8/96 0 2019 Oklahoma State
WR Greg Dortch Greg Dortch G. Dortch 18
73
#178 WR 5'7" 173 21 5/29/98 0 2019 Wake Forest
WR Damion Jeanpiere Jr. Damion Jeanpiere Jr. D. Jeanpiere Jr. 83
74
#114 WR 5'11" 178 22 12/8/96 0 2019 Nicholls State
TE Greg Olsen Greg Olsen G. Olsen 88
88
#7 TE 1 6'6" 255 34 3/11/85 13 2007 1 31 Miami
TE Ian Thomas Ian Thomas I. Thomas 80
71
#92 TE 2 6'4" 259 23 6/6/96 2 2018 4 101
TE Chris Manhertz Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz 82
75
#50 TE 3 6'6" 255 27 4/10/92 4 2014 Canisius
TE Temarrick Hemingway Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway 84
61
#166 TE 4 6'5" 229 26 7/30/93 3 2016 6 177 South Carolina State
TE Wyatt Houston Wyatt Houston W. Houston 85
65
#123 TE 40 6'5" 255 25 6/21/94 1 2017 Utah State
TE Marcus Baugh Marcus Baugh M. Baugh 85
65
#122 TE 5 6'3" 247 24 12/9/94 1 2018
TE Desean Smith Desean Smith D. Smith 0
67
#116 TE 6'5" 249 24 11/2/94 1 2017 LSU
DE Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy G. McCoy 93
88
#8 DE 1 6'4" 295 31 2/25/88 10 2010 1 3 Oklahoma
DE Vernon Butler Vernon Butler V. Butler 92
74
#77 DE 1 6'4" 323 25 6/14/94 4 2016 1 30 Louisiana Tech
DE Bryan Cox Jr Bryan Cox Jr B. C. Jr 91
69
#148 DE 2 6'3" 265 25 6/25/94 3 2017 Florida
DE Efe Obada Efe Obada E. Obada 94
65
#153 DE 2 6'6" 255 27 4/13/92 2 2015
DE Frank Alexander Frank Alexander F. Alexander 90
#28 DE 6'4" 271 29 12/17/89 3 2012 4 103 Oklahoma
DE Kawann Short Kawann Short K. Short 99
83
#25 DE 6'3" 299 30 2/2/89 7 2013 2 44 Purdue
DE Charles Johnson Charles Johnson C. Johnson 95
85
6'2" 275 33 7/10/86 12 2007 3 83 Georgia
CB Donte Jackson Donte Jackson D. Jackson 26
79
#49 CB 1 5'10" 178 23 11/8/95 2 2018 2 55 LSU
CB James Bradberry James Bradberry J. Bradberry 24
78
#57 CB 1 6'1" 211 26 8/4/93 4 2016 2 62 Samford
CB Javien Elliott Javien Elliott J. Elliott 23
69
#165 CB 2 5'11" 176 26 7/18/93 4 2016 Florida State
CB Ross Cockrell Ross Cockrell R. Cockrell 47
74
#110 CB 2 6'0" 191 28 8/6/91 6 2014 4 109 Duke
CB Cole Luke Cole Luke C. Luke 32
65
#251 CB 5'11" 196 24 6/30/95 2 2017 Notre Dame
CB Ryan Pulley Ryan Pulley R. Pulley 36
5'11" 209 23 12/31/95 0 2019 Arkansas
NT Dontari Poe Dontari Poe D. Poe 95
76
#15 NT 1 6'3" 346 29 8/18/90 8 2012 1 11 Memphis
NT Kyle Love Kyle Love K. Love 77
74
#23 NT 2 6'1" 310 32 11/18/86 8 2010 Mississippi State
NT Bijhon Jackson Bijhon Jackson B. Jackson 71
67
#84 NT 6'1" 339 23 11/6/95 0 2018 Arkansas
G Trai Turner Trai Turner T. Turner 70
82
#17 G 1 6'3" 310 26 6/14/93 6 2014 3 92 LSU
G Greg Van Roten Greg Van Roten G. V. Roten 73
71
#89 G 1 6'3" 303 29 2/26/90 5 2012 Pennsylvania
G Bryan Witzmann Bryan Witzmann B. Witzmann 76
65
#146 G 2 6'7" 311 29 6/16/90 5 2014 South Dakota State
G Dennis Daley Dennis Daley D. Daley 65
71
#96 G 2 6'5" 317 23 8/7/96 0 2019 6 212 South Carolina
G Matt Kaskey Matt Kaskey M. Kaskey 62
73
#69 G 6'6" 335 22 3/17/97 0 2019 Dartmouth
K Joey Slye Joey Slye J. Slye 4
76
#22 K 1 5'11" 210 23 4/10/96 0 2019 Virginia Tech
K Michael Palardy Michael Palardy M. Palardy 5
81
#7 K 3 5'11" 189 27 7/6/92 4 2014 Tennessee

Top 3 Panthers Roster Questions of 2019-2020

Is Cam Newton Truly 100% Healthy?

This is probably one of the biggest questions not only for the team, but for the entire league. A massive reason the Panthers collapsed down the stretch was due to the sudden downturn in Cam Newton’s play. Newton looked like he was having his best year since his MVP season, but a shoulder injury clearly hampered him down the stretch, and he missed the last game of the season. Newton had offseason shoulder surgery and according to the Panthers, is ready to play. Still, there’s plenty of reason for outside skepticism. A big reason there’s a lot of doubt is because of Cam’s troubling injury history. This isn’t the first time he’s suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery, so there are already questions about his shoulder’s durability. Couple in the fact that Andrew Luck just sat out an entire season recovering from a similar injury, you have a plenty of reason to worry for Cam. When healthy, he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the game, but if he’s hurt, the Panthers aren't going anywhere. The Panthers should be honest with themselves, and realize letting him play through an injury would be a mistake both now and for the future.

Is the Rest of the Panther’s Offense Good Enough?

Although most of the worry is reserved for Newton, there are still concerns for the rest of the Panther’s offense. Namely, is the supporting cast around Newton super bowl caliber? There are some pretty big positives; the Panthers offensive line has always been solid and will likely continue to be this year, and Christian McCaffrey appears to be a bonafide superstar. Greg Olsen when healthy is one of the league’s best tight ends and has a strong rapport with Newton. However, there are some problematic negatives as well. For one, Olsen hasn’t been healthy in a couple years, as he’s only played in half of the games possible for the last two seasons. The Panthers receiving depth is also lacking, as most of their receivers are either unproven or past their prime. The closest thing they have to a WR1 is second year player D.J. Moore, who had an encouraging rookie year with the team but has still never had a 1000-yard season. Overall, there are a lot of pros and cons for this Panthers offense, and the pendulum could swing either way depending on how much their young players grow and their injury luck.

What Will the Panthers’ Defense Look Like Entering the Season?

Although much of the attention is on the Panthers’ offense, their defense has some questions it needs to answer as well. For one, there appears to be a lot of moving parts and things up in the air right now. The starting free safety job is yet to be determined, and they have two defensive starters with contract negotiations they’d probably like to wrap up. Those starters are Shaq Thompson and James Bradberry, the team’s starting linebacker and cornerback respectively. The team has also reportedly started to shift from a 4-3 defensive scheme to a 3-4 scheme, something that’s surprising considering how long Ron Rivera used the 4-3. The point is, there are a lot of things in flux for the Panthers’ defense, and a lot of things are likely subject to change. The defense may have some things set in stone, like Luke Kuechly’s starting position, but others are less certain. Hopefully the Panthers will get a grasp on the personnel and scheme they’re most confident in before the season starts.