Carolina Panthers: Luke Kuechly, linebacker
The inside linebacker is one of my favorite players in the league. This is another collision of "best" and "most important." Kuechly's just entering his second season, but he enjoyed a dominant debut, taking home Defensive Rookie of the Year honors (and earning my vote in the process). He's not just a tackling machine; he's a leader who's wise beyond his years.
Not a bad choice, but for the purpose of this thread... Is Luke Kuechly more important to this team then Cam Newton?
Let me put it this way... If you had to pick between Newton and Kuechly, who would you keep?