Matt Moore vs. Jimmy Clausen: Carolina Panthers’ Preseason QB Battle

August 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Case:  Matt Moore versus Jimmy Clausen

Matt Moore was handed the reins to Carolina’s offense after Jake Delhomme’s long, downward spiral finally came to an end last season. It became very evident to everyone around the NFL, including the Panthers’ brass that it was time to get a glimpse of the future, which comes in the form of Matt Moore. 

He led the Panthers to a four and one record in the final five games of the season, and looked surprisingly poised while running the offense. Moore wound up with a very solid QB rating of 98.5, eight touchdowns to two interceptions and a completion percentage of 61.6. 

While it is true that this is a rather small sample size, Moore still managed to end up with a higher QB rating than a few big-name QB’s you may have heard of (Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Eli Manning and Donovan McNabb).

When draft day rolled around and Jimmy Clausen was passed over by every team (some twi...

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