Some of their names are a little funny (if not stale), like Buffalo Wings. But a few of them make some sense actually (Love the Arizona Scorpions).
At this point it would seem a little odd to change the Panthers name, but you can't deny the historical and geographical meaning behind Mustangs.
1. Carolina Mustangs
On the sandy beaches of the Outer Banks, a coastal region in North Carolina,
wild Spanish mustangs roam free. It’s a sight to behold, as the majestic animals
have survived on this rugged terrain since originally being brought to the area by
European settlers. Naming the local professional football team after them makes
a lot more sense than picking a cat that can’t be found anywhere in Carolinas
simply because it’s sleek and powerful.