Well, that free agency period wasn’t long.
According to a report by the Charlotte Observer’s Joseph Person, Charles Johnson has agreed to terms with the Panthers that will keep him in Carolina for at least one more season.
It's a 1-year deal worth $3 million for Charles Johnson, per source. I'm told he turned down offers of $6M a year elsewhere to stay in CLT.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) March 9, 2016
Charles Johnson to me: "It’s not about the money. Carolina is home and I wouldn’t have been happy if I went somewhere else.” #Panthers
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 9, 2016
Johnson, tweeted earlier Tuesday that he would make an “epic” announcement about his future on Wednesday. Little did fans know, the news would be that he’s staying in Charlotte.
2mor u will know my future!!! It's going to be epic
— charles johnson (@randywattson) March 8, 2016
Charles’ teammates couldn’t let him getaway with toying with everyone’s emotions without giving him a hard time on Twitter.
Really excited to meet my new teammate @randywattson ! ????
— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) March 9, 2016
@randywattson we get it, you needed some attention ????????
— Trai Turner (@trai_turner) March 9, 2016
— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) March 9, 2016
Johnson’s return means that all team captains will return with their sight squarely on winning a Super Bowl.
The Panthers also resigned free agent Joe Webb.
Panthers QB/WR/ST Joe Webb has agreed to a 2-year deal to come back to Carolina, according to his agency
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) March 8, 2016