With starting tailback Christian McCaffrey in Carolina, he’s the next man on the depth chart.
D’Onta Foreman (pictured), signed as a free agent from the Titans earlier this year, becomes the starter. The new number 2 will be Chuba Hubbard.
Foreman has 12 carries for 37 yards in six games this season. Hubbard has six in 34 in six games.
Hubbard arrived as Oklahoma State’s 2021 fourth-round pick. In 17 games as a rookie, he had 172 carries for 612 yards and 25 catches for 174 yards in 17 games. He started 10 games; McCaffrey missed 10 games last year due to injury.
Foreman became the Titans’ go-to guy last year after Derrick Henry injured his foot in Week 8 against the Colts. Foreman finished the year with 133 carries for 566 yards and three touchdowns, and nine catches for 123 yards.
Foreman was a third-round pick by the Texans in 2017. All-American in 2016 at Texas, he rushed for 2,023 yards in his final year with the Longhorns. He was considering retirement when the Titans called.
“He finished really well last year,” Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer told #PFTPM in May 2022. “He’s got a bigger back. . . . Here we have Chuba Hubbard, who is dynamic. . “We needed a bigger guy. We needed that hammer, and he brings something to our offense when you’re trying to finish a game when it’s a four-minute attack. Foreman has the ability to do that. We’ve seen him on the training ground before. He’s a pro there. He directs everything. All his runs, he finishes them. He catches the ball well. He took the offense quickly …. I thought we got good value for the amount we are paying him, if he can come here and help us that would be great.
Foreman now becomes the better option, with 11 games remaining in the 2022 season. He plays under a one-year, $2 million contract.
Panthers turn to D’Onta Foreman, Chuba Hubbard originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
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