“Weed in Carolina must be insanely potent”- NFL Fans rip Adam Thielen for believing Panthers can win Super Bowl
Last night, the Carolina Panthers inked wide receiver Adam Thielen to a three-year deal worth up to $25 million. Thielen was released by the Minnesota Vikings last week as a cap casualty and he agreed to terms to resume his career with the Panthers.
Thielen was looking to join a Super Bowl-contending team and chose the Carolina Panthers. He spoke on The Pat McAfee Show today and revealed that he thinks the Panthers have a good chance at winning the Super Bowl.
“Ultimately, [I felt Carolina] was a place that seriously had a chance of winning a Super Bowl. I really do feel strongly with that."
Adam Thielen added that he wanted to put himself in a good position and felt like the Panthers were the best fit.
“At the end of the day, I wanted to go to a good situation for my family and for myself. The Panthers just felt like the best fit. It all kind of just worked out, it happened kind of quickly…it just kind of all came at once. My family, my wife, my kids, we’re so excited to go there, we’re headed there tomorrow as a family to go sign and check out the city so we’re excited.”
NFL fans responded exactly how you'd think they would to Thielen's comments about the Panthers having a chance at winning the Super Bowl.
Here's what some of them said about Adam Thielen's bold claim:
Carolina Panthers look vastly improved after signing Adam Thielen and other free agents
While the Carolina Panthers aren't really Super Bowl contenders, they did greatly improve this off-season.
They acquired Adam Thielen last night and are in talks to acquire wide receiver DJ Chark.
They've also signed many free agents such as RB Miles Sanders, TE Hayden Hurst, S Vonn Bell, QB Andy Dalton, and DT Shy Tuttle.
The Panthers also traded up for the number one pick in the draft. They gave up two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and wide receiver DJ Moore to the Chicago Bears for the number one pick.
They will select the number one quarterback of their choice or trade back, acquiring more picks while still likely signing a quarterback.
The Panthers may not have a chance to win a Super Bowl in near future but could be in the running for the NFC South division.
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