The Carolina Panthers have made it clear that they plan to extend defensive end Brian Burns after the 2023 NFL Draft. Burns, who has already had his fifth-year option picked up for the 2023 season, has been a standout performer for the Panthers and is considered one of their core young players.
General Manager Scott Fitterer has confirmed that he has already spoken to Burns’ agent about a potential new contract. Although the details of a possible contract have not been released, it is expected to be a substantial deal.
Despite the size of the contract, the Panthers are confident that they can remain flexible with their salary cap. With a talented front office in place, they are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep Burns in Carolina for the long term.
Burns has played 64 games for Carolina since being drafted 16th overall in the 2019 Draft and went on to record 38 sacks since. Including career high 12.5 last season.
Fans of the Panthers are likely thrilled at the prospect of Burns staying with the team. The pass-rushing phenom has been a key part of the team’s defense, and his extension will undoubtedly be seen as a major win for the team.
Overall, it’s clear that the Panthers are committed to building a strong, competitive team, and extending Brian Burns is just one part of that plan. As the team looks ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft and beyond, they will no doubt continue to make smart moves to keep their top players in place and build for the future.