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Carolina Panthers Have Two Players in the Top 10 One-Year Wonders

in a recent list of the Top 10 One-Year Wonders, the Carolina Panthers had two players , one current and one former, on the list.

Steven Ruiz of the USA Today recently put together his list of the top one-year wonders in the NFL, which included two players with connections to the Carolina Panthers.

At number 10 is the Panthers' current backup quarterback Derek Anderson. The reason that he made the list is because before joining the Panthers, he had a Pro Bowl season with the Cleveland Browns.

Ruiz wrote about Anderson:

Anderson led the Browns to a 10-6 record in 2007 after throwing 29 touchdowns and making his only Pro Bowl appearance. There was a lot of excitement in Cleveland heading into the following season, but that quickly faded away as the Browns started 0-3 and ended up a disappointing 4-12. Anderson started only nine games that season, and his completion percentage plummeted to 50.2%. In 2009, his final year in Cleveland, he threw only three touchdowns to 10 interceptions.

Anderson is now a backup behind Cam Newton in Carolina.

While Anderson hasn't found the same success he did in that one season with the Browns, he has done an excellent job backing up Cam Newton. He was a key reason for the Panthers making the playoffs in 2014 when he had to start two games for the injured Newton and won both of them.

The other Panther to make the list is former quarterback Steve Beuerlein, who was seventh on this list.

Remember Kurt Warner’s MVP season in 1999 when he and “The Greatest Show on Turf” Rams set all kinds of records? You know who led the league in passing that year?

Not Warner. It was Steve Beuerlein.

The Panthers quarterback threw for 4,436 yards and 36 touchdowns and made the only Pro Bowl appearance of his career. Beuerlein lasted just one more season in Carolina before ending his career after a two-year stint with the Broncos.

Even though Beuerlein had a Pro Bowl season, the Panthers finished the year with an 8-8 record and missed the playoffs. As Ruiz notes, Beuerlein only played one more season after his Pro Bowl season in 1999.

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