Rivera has not named his week 1 starters yet. Nakumara is likely seeing some time with the first team to see how he looks. Pretty sure the coaches have a good handle on how Martin looks with them.
I firmly believe the best player will start week 1 and money will have no bearing on it.
I hope so. I hope they are not just giving him the job.
I've heard from a lot of the Panthers that Martin is one of the top athletes on the team.