Former Panthers react to passing of team founder Jerry Richardson
Carolina Panthers founder and first-ever team owner Jerry Richardson died at the age of 86 on Wednesday night.
Numerous individuals from the franchise’s past took to social media on Thursday and honored the man they knew as “Big Cat.” Here, as they continue to pour in, are their tributes:
RIP Big Cat. Love ❤️ he was special and the definition of the Panthers 💯
— charles johnson (@randywattson) March 2, 2023
Stephanie & I were saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry Richardson. I will always be grateful to him for the opportunity to coach the Carolina Panthers & for his patient, steadfast leadership during 7 seasons. Condolences to Rosalind, Ashley, & Mark and the Richardson family pic.twitter.com/Zibu5hBtbJ
— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) March 2, 2023
RIP Mr. Richardson ❤️ pic.twitter.com/o27b6O5Czt
— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen88) March 2, 2023
A note from Frank Reich pic.twitter.com/oa5wr0uCz8
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) March 2, 2023
We lost a Good one today! Rest in peace Jerry Richardson. Thankful that he Bet on me!
— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) March 2, 2023
Steve Smith Sr.
You taught me a lot. You will be missed.
When I loss my grandfather, you filled that role and I’m appreciative for that.
RIP Big Cat 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/4NpxcMRFJj
— Steve Smith Sr. (@SteveSmithSr89) March 2, 2023