The Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl last year and they are only a few players away from really being unstoppable. When Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer was asked by fans about what free agent makes sense for the Panthers, his answer was very interesting. Person says that Eric Weddle could be a guy that makes a ton of sense for the Panthers, and it is likely an attractive landing spot for a player like Weddle who wants to win. Weddle did play under Ron Rivera in the past so it could be a great match.
Q. Defensive tackle Kawann Short is the next core player due for a big payday. But is there a top-tier free agent the Panthers have their eyes on?
A. Yep. Free safety Eric Weddle, the three-time Pro Bowler who played under coach Ron Rivera and secondary coach Steve Wilks in San Diego.
Weddle is regarded as the second-best safety available this winter behind Kansas City’s Eric Berry, and won’t come cheap. The Panthers had success dipping into the free agent market to find starting safeties Kurt Coleman and Roman Harper, whose two-year contract is expiring.
Coming to Charlotte should be attractive to a veteran like Weddle, 31, who’s never played in a Super Bowl.