The Panthers said they were looking to find a veteran quarterback to bring in to help mentor young quarterbacks Cam Newton and Jimmy Clausen and it seems as though the front office believes that mentor could be former Arizona Cardinal quarterback Derek Anderson as the front office is planning to meet with Anderson Monday.
Anderson has played five seasons in the NFL, four with the Browns and one with the Cardinals, before they released him earlier this offseason. Anderson struggled mightly last season with the Cardinals and was benched late in the season for John Skelton after throwing just seven touchdowns compared to ten interceptions in 12 games.
Anderson’s career is very unusual. The 6’6 quarterback is basically a one year wonder when he threw for 29 touchdowns and have an 82.5 passer rating in 2007, leading the Browns to a 10-6 record, all of which was under now Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. But since Anderson has never been able to rediscover that magic, throwing only 19 touchdown passes in the next three seasons compared to 28 interceptions.
And we can’t write a whole post without mentioning the classic Anderson tirade on Monday night football.If you have not seen this please take the time to watch it, trust me it is worth it. It for me ranks up there with the Denny Green and Allen Iverson blow ups. Here it is….
Anyway, this is very interesting news. I feel like Anderson is more of a quarterback that could come in and start unlike many of the guys mentioned, Delhomme and Bulger, who would be more mentors to Newton and Clausen, than actual legit starting quarterback candidates.