A lot has changed since Van Roten went down with a season-ending toe injury in Week 12 against the Saints. A week after Van Roten was placed on injured reserve, the Panthers parted ways with long-time head coach Ron Rivera. On top of that, the team Van Roten left was still in the playoff picture - now, those hopes are long gone.
After falling 30-24 to the Seattle Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers are now 5-9 on the season and are not anywhere close to being a postseason contender. After the Panthers fired head coach Ron Rivera earlier this month, it is clear that we will likely see the Panthers blow it up and build towards the future.