4 major observations from Frank Reich’s second Panthers presser

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Carolina Panthers noncommital on QB path

Mike Kaye from The Charlotte Observer asked Frank Reich about his plans for the quarterback position. Specifically, whether or not the Carolina Panthers planned to put a call into Derek Carr’s representatives for a potential visit.

Reich is experienced enough to dance around these interrogations in an accomplished fashion. Aside from stating that new quarterbacks coach Josh McCown spent two hours talking about what he wants in Carolina’s new signal-caller, it was noncommital from the head coach.

"“You know, we’re really literally sitting down with the guys today, (our) first staff meeting will be tomorrow, but I’ve kind of met with guys individually, saying, step one, let’s evaluate our roster. So we’re really just starting that process. Step two (is to) evaluate the free agents. … Step three, now going to the college guys. … (I’m) really not ready to address the specifics of that, because we’re really just beginning.”"

All options are on the table right now. Scott Fitterer’s preference is to draft and develop, but the prospect of another veteran coming into the fold cannot be dismissed this early in the process.

The Panthers are in a good spot to make their move. Whether that’s up to the top three of the 2023 NFL Draft or swinging big for Lamar Jackson, nobody knows for sure just yet.

And make no mistake, Reich wants to keep it that way for as long as possible.

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