Per Walterfootball's Senior Bowl Rumors Post:
I don't think many people could argue against giving CMC a big contract here based on his play and I personally think for all the reasons mentioned in the rumor that CMC deserves a huge deal and to stay a Panther for a long time. But, for the sake of discussion, we also know RB is a wear and tear position with high injury risk and many people think the position value is low and resources should be used in other spots. I think CMC's training/rejuvenation schedule and our new sports science stuff will give him the best chance at a long career at his production level. He had an injury in college, but otherwise hasn't shown any issues with his massive workload. He's still young too. Also, he's a 1000 yard receiver, in addition to a runner, which counts for quite an additional value to his position.
Add in the fact if we sign CMC this year, how it may affect keeping Bradberry or adding another good defensive player at a high value position. What does this say about our medium term priorities-- we've signed Shaq to a big deal now and it looks like CMC is right behind him. Currently our organization has targeted these two guys as the top young players/leaders on the team. These positions are old school values. What does that mean for team composition as we roll into the Rhule era? How long will the rebuild take and how many prime years will CMC have when we're ready to compete for the Super Bowl again?
the ken lucas incident was arguably the single biggest jerkass steve moment but even if you take it at face value and nothing more then it’s still a microcosm of steve making the panthers organization his bitch for almost 20 years. and he goes off on a public tirade when everyone was tired of his poo, basically disowns the panthers, plays as a raven for a few years, and now he decides he’s changed his mind and publicly announces he’s ok with the panthers now and if they wanna get on that jersey retiring thing and a statue as soon as possible? nah.