Hardy told NFL Network: "It's a football game. It's a game, so you really can't put too much stock in stressing about something like that.
"I'm in the best position of my life regardless of what happens, so I definitely believe in letting my agent and my manager and my people handle that and I can focus on football and entertaining you guys.
"Give me a phone call and offer me a crapload of money. That's all. Nothing too serious."
Hardy tied the Panthers' single-season sacks record in 2013 with 15.