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Panthers’ Kawaan Short Taking On Leadership Role



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The Carolina Panthers have undergone a lot of change since the end of the 2019 season, with the departures of one-time franchise quarterback Cam Newton and former head coach Ron Rivera the most prominent.

Now, the Panthers are undergoing a rebuild and their longest-tenured player is looking to step up into a leadership role for the team moving forward.

“I’m the type of guy that tries to lead by example, and now going into that eighth season and really being a vet around here now, I have to step up and lead vocally,” Short said, according to the team’s website. “So just showing Derrick [Brown] and all those guys what I’ve done to put myself in position, and what they can do to help me, what I can do to help them — we’ve just got to work together.”

With new head coach Matt Rhule, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and rookie defensive tackle Brown in the fold, Short is vowing to be a mentor and leader.


Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.