2. Carolina Panthers
Melvin Ingram leaves the LA Chargers to join his hometown Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers were one of the worst teams in the league in getting to the quarterback last season, which makes the Week 3 loss against Carolina all the more frustrating. The Chargers lost that game because of turnovers but it was insane how much Justin Herbert was pressured.
The Panthers pressured Justin Herbert 25 times. That was the most quarterback pressures the Panthers recorded in a game all season.
Most of the Panthers’ production in getting to the quarterback last season was via promising young defensive end, Brian Burns. Burns recorded nine sacks and 21 quarterback hits in 15 games last season.
The team has a hole on the other side of the defensive line though that is ready for the taking. Ingram would instantly start for the Carolina Panthers on the opposite end as Burns, not only making his life easier by providing more help but teaching him some things as well.
This would be a homecoming for Ingram also. Ingram was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, went to high school in Rockingham, North Carolina and went to South Carolina for college. Rockingham is a mere hour and a half drive from Bank of America Stadium.