Panthers’ Tight End Chris Manhertz Signs Two Year Contract

CHARLOTTE, NC– Carolina Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz has signed a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Manhertz was slated to become a restricted free agent at the start of the 2019 league year.

Manhertz has played in 36 games with eight starts since coming to the Panthers at the end of the 2016 season. He saw action in every game in 2017 and 2018.

In Week 15 of the 2018 season, he scored his first career touchdown on a 50-yard pass from Christian McCaffrey. It marked the longest reception of his career and the first-ever touchdown pass thrown by a Panthers running back.