Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Jonathan Stewart says goodbye to the Panthers, grateful to God

Jonathan Stewart was released by the Panthers on Wednesday after 10 seasons with Carolina.

On Friday, Stewart took to twitter to thank the organization that selected him in the 1st round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

“Thank you Carolina for an amazing 10 years! Grateful to God for the many blessings he’s given me and my family through the panther organization and the Charlotte community! Thank you panther nation for all the love over the years! I will always #KeepPounding.”

Stewart is the Panthers franchise leader in rushing with 7,318 yards and second on the list with 51 career touchdowns. In 2017, he rushed for 680 yards and 6 touchdowns in helping Carolina to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth.

In 2015, Stewart was a member of the NFC Champion Panthers squad that went 15-1 in the regular season before losing in Super Bowl 50 to the Broncos 24-10 where Stewart scored the only touchdown of the game for Carolina.