I’ve been hoping for years that the Panthers would build their scheme to match their personnel instead of the other way around with the 3-4/4-3 stuff. this feels like a step in that direction. I like the 4 year term as well. thumbs up for this deal from me.
This is my major concern. The money looks big right now, but might not look bad in a few months when the FA signings are done.
Buuutt, we have an unknown defensive scheme which will be determined by an unknown head coach and an unknown defensive coordinator. It's not like whoever the coach is will be coming into a team that is a known 4-3 or 3-4 team and moves forward with that.
I don't mind them committing back to the 4-3 based on the strength of the personnel (in fact, that would be my prefernce), but that is a call for the new HC and DC to make. Unfortunately, that means resigning/extending any DL or LB right now is a shot in the dark.