Back to the Carolina Panthers Newsfeed

How much pressure is Panthers OLB Shaq Thompson under in 2021?

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Shaq Thompson

How much pressure is on the shoulders of Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson during the 2021 season?

Shaq Thompson went into the 2020 season with some serious ambitions to fill the leadership void left by Luke Kuechly. The perennial All-Pro linebacker called it a day for health reasons after eight glorious years with the Carolina Panthers, which was a body blow to an organization in the midst of a substantial transition period.

All the preseason talk where Thompson was concerned surrounded raising his game and becoming the defensive lynchpin for the Panthers.