Panthers S Jeremy Chinn plans to get creative with pregame outfits

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When quarterback Cam Newton was left behind by the Carolina Panthers, so too was the spectacle that was the pregame outfit reveal. But is a current Panther about to bring that phenomenon back?

Second-year safety Jeremy Chinn hopped on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Friday and told the crew that he plans on getting a little creative about what he’ll be walking into the stadium with this season.

This warms the ol’ cockles in so many ways, doesn’t it?

Chinn, a budding star for the Panthers, is making an inspired connection with the fans and communities of the Carolinas by the paying tribute to some of the area’s most popular athletes. And, at the same time, it’ll all be done in the name of a number of worthy causes.

First up, for the team’s opening game at Bank of America Stadium in 2021 on Saturday, is former Charlotte Hornets guard Muggsy Bogues. Bogues, the shortest player to ever step foot on NBA hardwood, endeared himself amongst Carolinians in the 1990’s for his size, craftiness and background of overcoming adversity.

So, who else’s jersey do you think Chinn should wear to the Bank this season?

He could go down the obvious college basketball route and shoot for Michael Jordan’s Tar Heel or Christian Laettner’s Blue Devil threads. Perhaps he can go a little outside the box and roll up with a Dale Earnhardt Jr. jacket.

Or he can honor the Panthers who came before him—Julius Peppers, Luke Kuechly, Steve Smith and maybe, just maybe, Cam Newton.