The difficult part of keeping Stewart is going to be the five-year, $43 million deal that the team signed DeAngelo Williams to before last season. Matching the Williams deal would make it tough for the Panthers to keep both players and Stewart has a decent argument that he deserves a bigger deal based on 2011 and the expected trajectory for the future. Stewart played 55 percent of the snaps last season and Williams rarely saw action in the red zone, trends that don’t figure to change now that Tolbert is in town as well.
“We’re good. There’s no reason I would want to leave as of now,” Stewart said to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “That being said, I’m a Panther and I intend on being one.”
I don't think Stewart will be here next year, unless we tag him and he might even hold out. Im just reading between the lines. I could be wrong. I know we overpaid to keep Williams. But who thinks Stewart could get a bigger contract than DWILL's somewhere else?
Edited by Bullethead527, 12 July 2012 - 04:32 PM.