We have some very, very important decisions to make this offseason which will affect the team in different, although similarly impacting ways.
Undrafted Guard Andrew Norwell, now a Pro-Bowler and arguably one of the League's best Offensive Linemen, is an Unrestricted Free Agent.
First round pick Defensive Tackle Star Lotulolei is also an Unrestricted Free Agent.
Both are integral components of their respective lines.
There is virtually no way, cap-wise, that we can keep both. Or, if we did, we would have nothing left to keep anyone else.
So, pray tell, who do we keep?
Or, do we let both of them go?
From his end of season interview, it sounds as if Star is ready and willing to move on with another team.
Norwell, on the other hand, seems like he has adopted the Panthers as his second family, put down roots in Charlotte, and seems to appreciate the team on a different level due to them giving him the chance he thought would never happen.
That all aside, and in my opinion only, of the two, I would say keep Norwell. We can't afford to lose anyone from the O-Line, particularly as good as he as been, and we have players on Defense who can fill any gap (no pun intended) that Star leaves if we cannot sign him.
What are your opinions, and what should we do on this dilemma?