CHARLOTTE — Brian Burns is grateful to have some help.
But he also knows it comes with more than a little pressure.
The Panthers defensive end appeared on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" Wednesday, and talked about his excitement about the addition of pass-rusher Haason Reddick this offseason.
Burns laughed and acknowledged that it was going to create some incentive, since adding a player with 12.5 sacks a year ago would encourage him to build on his 9.0-sack 2020 season.
"We're going to have a little sack competition, so be ready for that," Burns said. "I already know he's going to push me."
After working with Reddick through the offseason, he said he's been impressed by the veteran, who also forced six fumbles for the Cardinals last year.
"He's going to add a lot of versatility, honestly he can do a lot of things and so can I," Burns said. "But having both of us on that edge, they're going to have to pick their poison, they can't double team both of us, or the guys in the middle."
Burns also covered a lot of other topics (from Spider-Man to Sam Darnold) in the video, as he gets ready to report to training camp on July 27.
Check out select photos of Brian Burns from production day.