Adam Thielen, the new wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, has expressed his belief that the team has a real chance to win a Super Bowl.
In an interview on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday, Thielen stated that he strongly believes the Panthers are a team with a serious chance of winning the championship. Thielen also revealed that he had conversations with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos before deciding to sign with the Panthers. However, he believes that Carolina is the best place for his family and has the greatest possibility of winning a ring.
"I had conversations with the Broncos, Cowboys and a few other teams.. Carolina felt like the best fit and it worked out"@athielen19 #PMSLive pic.twitter.com/0LbtZKWKJG
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 20, 2023
Thielen, who played for the Minnesota Vikings for the first 10 years of his career, signed a three-year deal with the Panthers on Sunday night.
The two-time Pro Bowler was released by the Vikings in the offseason, and he immediately became the most experienced and productive wideout on the Panthers’ roster after DJ Moore was traded to the Chicago Bears for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The 32-year-old Thielen has 534 career catches for 6,682 yards and 55 touchdowns in 135 games. He brings his experience and Super Bowl aspirations to Carolina, where he hopes to help lead the Panthers to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
Thielen’s decision to sign with the Panthers is also influenced by his desire to find the best situation for his family. He described the Panthers as the best fit for him and his family, and they are excited to explore the city and start a new chapter in their lives.
The addition of Thielen to the Panthers’ roster is a significant boost to the team’s receiving corps. He is a reliable veteran target who can help the Panthers’ new quarterback, whoever that may be, succeed. The Panthers are expected to use their No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to select a quarterback, and Thielen’s experience and leadership will be invaluable in helping the new quarterback adjust to the NFL.
The Panthers went 7-10 in 2022, finishing third in the NFC South. However, with the addition of Thielen and other offseason moves, the team is hoping to improve on last season’s record and make a run at the Super Bowl. Panthers fans are excited about the potential of their team and are looking forward to seeing what Thielen can bring to the table.