CHARLOTTE – Right tackle Mike Remmers has signed his restricted free agent tender and is now under contract for the 2016 season.
"I'm just so thankful, and I'm so happy to be here," Remmers said. "I love Charlotte, I love the organization. It's a perfect fit for me."
Remmers took over as the Panthers' starting right tackle with five games remaining in the 2014 regular season and has been the starter for all 21 regular season games and all five postseason games since. The Panthers are 22-4 in those games.
Last year, he was part of an offense that scored the most points in the league. It was a wildly successful ride that ended with heartbreak in Super Bowl 50.
Remmers, who often says he's his own harshest critic, hasn't been able to stomach the game tape of the 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.
"I've watched a little bit," Remmers said. "I get frustrated with it. I learned from it, though. I think it's going to help me grow and develop into a better player.
"When I think of last season, obviously the loss puts a damper on the whole thing," Remmers added. "But the season was so much fun. It was amazing going out there with my teammates and winning a bunch of games to get to the Super Bowl. But our main goal is to win it, and we're working really hard to be ready for next season."
The best season of Remmers' career has given way to an equally exciting offseason. Remmers and his wife are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child, a baby boy due in early May.
"It's been an amazing offseason," Remmers said. "Baby on the way, so we are spending a lot of time getting the nursery all decorated. We've assembled a lot of IKEA furniture, and I've been working out and training for next season. I can't wait for everything to get started."