I’ve been talking to a lot of agents over the past few days and it’s hard to find one who has a client the Panthers seem interested in signing.
Take this for what it’s worth, but here’s one agent’s opinion of the Panthers: “They’re having a fire sale. They have thrown away the 2010 season and (owner Jerry) Richardson is going to be pushing for a lockout (after the 2010) season. They are going to be playing Big Lots football in 2010.”
Personally, I find it hard to believe Richardson will be “pushing” for a lockout since I don’t think that benefits anyone, players or owners. But I understand what he’s saying — that Richardson is trying to pinch the players’ union as much as possible by keeping salaries low.
I think it’s still too early in free agency to rush to any judgements. The Panthers normally don’t make big moves early on but wait until the initial wave of big spending cools down. So let’s be patient and see.