Panthers: Snap Count Analysis for Week 1

After reviewing the snap counts for the Carolina Panthers against the Jacksonville Jaguars, one thing is clear. The team's rookies are going to have to earn their playing time.


Name Position Snaps Percentage
Michael Oher OT 71 100%
Andrew Norwell OG 71 100%
Mike Remmers OT 71 100%
Cam Newton QB 71 100%
Ryan Kalil C 71 100%
Greg Olsen TE 71 100%
Trai Turner OG 70 99%
Philly Brown WR 54 76%
Jonathan Stewart RB 50 70%
Ted Ginn WR 43 61%
Ed Dickson TE 41 58%
Jerricho Cotchery WR 31 44%
Devin Funchess WR 26 37%
Mike Tolbert FB 19 27%
Fozzy Whittaker RB 12 17%
Cameron Artis-Payne RB 4 6%
Brandon Williams TE 3 4%
Chris Scott OG 2 3%


  • Prior to this game, the Carolina Panthers mentioned the fact that they wanted to limit Ryan Kalil’s workload who was coming back from a knee injury in the preseason. This obviously didn’t happen as the veteran center played the entire game. The plan to rest Kalil during the game probably changed when rookie Daryl Williams suffered a knee injury early and was forced to sit out the remainder of the game. He would have replaced Mike Remmers at right tackle with Remmers sliding over to center to fill in for Kalil.
  • Another surprise in terms of snaps was how little Cameron Artis-Payne played against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was in the game for only four snaps and didn’t receive one carry or target in the passing game. The rookie out of Auburn looked good this preseason but it looks like he still has some work to do to move up the depth chart.



Name Position Snaps Percentage
Kurt Coleman FS 67 100%
Thomas Davis LB 67 100%
Josh Norman CB 66 99%
Roman Harper SS 63 94%
Charles Tillman CB 54 81%
Bene Benwikere CB 52 78%
Charles Johnson DE 52 78%
Dwan Edwards DT 43 64%
Kony Ealy DE 41 61%
Kawann Short DT 39 58%
A.J. Klein LB 37 55%
Luke Kuechly LB 32 48%
Mario Addison DE 31 46%
Kyle Love DT 25 37%
Wes Horton DE 22 33%
Shaq Thompson LB 17 25%
Colin Cole DT 15 22%
Colin Jones FS 9 13%
Tre Boston SS 4 6%


  • The Panthers only had two players who played the entire game and that was free safety Kurt Coleman and linebacker Thomas Davis. This group would usually include Luke Kuechly, however he suffered a concussion at the end of the first half that kept him out of the remainder of the game. He was replaced by A.J. Klein in the second half, who played 55% of the game.
  • Similar to Artis-Payne, rookie Shaq Thompson didn’t play as much as expected going into the game. He was only limited to 17 snaps even though he was named the starting linebacker. If Kuechly is forced to miss games, the team may need Thompson to play more with Klein playing in the middle.

Snap Counts Courtesy of NFL Media

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