The North American sports industry is expected to rake in about $69.4 billion from ticket and merchandise sales, media rights, and sponsorship fees. The National Football League (NFL) plays a major role in those sales, as well. Though all 32 NFL franchises have loyal fan bases, the Carolina Panthers have been one of the most popular recently.
The weather is always nice in Carolina, sure, but the team's popularity can be attributed to one thing: their star players. As the voting for the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl begins, plenty of Panthers will likely be getting some attention from voters.
Here are some of the best Panthers who having great years:
- Cam Newton -- The Panthers popularity has grown essentially side-by-side as their star quarterback broke into the league from Auburn. The former number one draft pick in 2011, Newton is a three-time Pro Bowler, former Rookie of the Year, and former MVP. This year, Newton is playing arguably the best football of his career. He has 21 total touchdowns to just five interceptions.
- Christian McCaffrey -- McCaffrey is one of the most exciting athletes to watch in all of sports. Currently, he ranks seventh in the NFC with 64.3 rushing yards a game, but also adds 48.8 receiving yards each game, making him one of five NFL running backs with at least 1,000 all-purpose yards. He's a star and we'll likely see him in many future Pro Bowls.
- Luke Kuechly -- Kuechly, one of the best middle linebackers in the league, has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last five seasons. The only year he didn't make it was in 2012, his first season in the league, and he won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Kuechly, once again, is a lock for the Pro Bowl.
Thankfully, there still is plenty of time to catch these young NFL stars in Carolina. There are Carolina Panthers packages available for you and your family to enjoy and root on these Panther stars. Check out Carolina Panthers packages for next season's home opener or the rest of their upcoming NFL games:
- Week 12 -- 11/25 vs Seattle Seahawks.
- Week 14 --12/09 vs Cleveland Browns.
- Week 15 -- 12/17 vs New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football
- Week 16 -- 12/23 vs Atlanta Falcons
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