As you know all too well, the quarterback situation with the Carolina Panthers is in turmoil. What the future holds for this position is anyone’s guess. What we do know is that something has to be done, and that “something” will not include Andrew Luck. As of now, the quarterbacks on the roster (Jimmy Clausen and Tony Pike) do not excite anyone.
The Panthers entered this season with Matt Moore has their starting quarterback. He looked like a drastically different quarterback from the one who finished out the 2009 season so strong. He did, however, have one good showing in the week seven game against San Francisco. It finally appeared that the quarterback situation might be coming together. . . at least a little bit. But we never really get to find out. Moore was injured early in week nine and missed the rest of the season.
Moore has a blog on his official web site. As you might imagine, he has not updated it much this season. In fact, that is an understatement. He did not update it all season long. Why would he? But now he has something good to say, and has updated his blog at last. Check it out at http://www.mattmooreqb.com/2011/01/18/i-would-love-to-stay-in-carolina.
In his post, he gives a very brief review of this horrible season. He also updates the situation with his surgery recovery and makes it very clear that he would love to be a Carolina Panther next year if it is possible.
As sad as it is to say, Moore was by far the most productive quarterback on the team last year. This year his contract has expired. With Clausen and Pike being last year’s draft picks, it is likely that the team will keep both of them and give them more time to grow. An experienced veteran may also be brought in. This makes it quite difficult to picture Moore in a Carolina Panther’s uniform next season, but this is a situation that we will keep our eyes on.