27. Carolina Panthers
Sorry to all the Carolina Panthers fans out there, but this offense does not have the kind of talent you need to win a Super Bowl. Everyone loves to talk about Cam Newton as if he is one of the elite players in the game, but when you are not completing 60 percent of your passes, you are mediocre. Giving Newton an extension of $103.8 million with $60 million guaranteed is a major mistake.
Newton has a very good tight end in Greg Olsen and an emerging star at receiver in the massive Kelvin Benjamin, but the rest of the group is lackluster. Jericho Cotchery and Ted Ginn Jr. are over the hill, and Devin Funchess is a rookie. It is tough to put expectations on a kid coming out of the second round who many people believed was a tight end.
The one elephant in the room besides Newton is the left tackle situation. Carolina let Byron Bell walk because he was a turnstile in 2014. So instead of going out and fixing the problem, the Panthers potentially downgraded by signing Michael Oher, who was so bad that the Tennessee Titans released him. Oher is terrible in pass protection and could prove to be a disaster.
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