He’s second most famous Fozzy in America.
After a down year, the Panthers got right to work resigning productive players at a premium price. While other teams are throwing eight and nine figure offers at players with “potential” the Panthers know what it takes to get to the Super Bowl.
Carolina signed Fozzy Whittaker to a two year, $2.5 million contract. At 28, Whittaker had his best season last year, rushing for 265 yards on 57 carries for a 4.6 average. He also caught 25 passes for 226 yards.
The Panthers have agreed to terms on a two-year, $2.5 million deal for running back Fozzy Whittaker, a league… https://t.co/wsTnpxtXct
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) March 7, 2017
Resigning a player like Whittaker gives the Panthers lots of options this off season. He’s a dependable back up who is in his prime and can probably shoulder a heavier load if the team resigns James Stewart and wants to lesson his rushing load. He’s also dangerous out of the backfield, so he might be used in third down situations by the new offensive coordinator. Whittaker can also handle kick offs in a pinch, as he returned 12 last season for 275 yards. Versatile veterans are often the difference between the playoffs and sitting out the offseason.
Is Whittaker a huge signing, or would you rather the Panthers use their money on higher profile stars?