Panthers DE Brian Burns checks fan for insulting Matt Corral

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On top of becoming an actual Pro Bowl-level player, Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns has also become a leader. And that was rather evident down in Spartanburg, S.C. this week.

While taking some time out to sign autographs for training camp spectators, the fourth-year veteran had to put a “fan” in his place. Said fan asked rookie quarterback Matt Corral, who was there alongside Burns, if it’s going to “feel bad knowing that you’re probably gonna be third string?”

To that, Burns didn’t take too kindly . . .

(We’ll just slap a little explicit language warning here for your benefit.)

The third-round pick is likely set for a redshirt year of sorts in 2022. Carolina’s current quarterback competition, which is headlined by the newly-acquired Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, will likely see the former of those two men take the starting reins under center.

Regardless, it was a pretty crummy question to ask the 23-year-old—who has really been a bit of a fan favorite this summer. Luckily, he has a battle-tested mindset (and a heck of a teammate) to help brush it off.

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Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire