How the Carolina Panthers Built a Super Bowl Contender

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How the Carolina Panthers Built a Super Bowl Contender
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Super Bowl 50 is just days away, and the Carolina Panthers are one win from completing one of the most impressive seasons in NFL history. The 17-1 Panthers are 5.5-point favorites to win their first championship in franchise history, per Odds Shark.

While the outcome of the game will determine whether this team becomes historical, how it was built to be a Super Bowl contender is also important. The process of fielding the right front office, coaching staff and roster takes years to execute. Carolina got it right, even if its formula is unique.

From the top to the bottom of the roster, we’re going to break down how the Panthers were built. The resources and decisions that went into building this team led to the right mix.

Since there’s no blueprint for building a championship contender, it’s important to study how winners found productive players and the right personalities. Football is complex because it takes a 53-man roster, strong coaching staff and a little bit of luck.

How have the Panthers cracked the Rubik's Cube to earn their spot in Super Bowl 50? We have you covered on the next few slides.

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