1. Who’s Left for Left Tackle?
Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) with the ball as fullback Mike Tolbert (35) and tackle Byron Bell (77) block in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The retirement of all-pro offensive tackle Jordan Gross took many by surprise. The offensive line will have to rely on Byron Bell and Nate Chandler to step in at the position now. Profootballfocus.com rates Bell and Chandler as below average starters. If these tackles struggle during the year, Cam Newton will be doing more scrambling then passing.