Jake Delhomme, coming off his recent Tommy John surgery, is stronger than he has been in recent years, and the Panthers feel that backup Matt Moore has all the tools they are looking for in a quarterback.
The coaching staff doesn't want to stunt Moore's growth by adding a veteran who would add limited short-term benefits but would be a detriment to his long-term development
"Anytime you have a young player they need to continue to develop," coach John Fox said recently. "But I think Matt showed in those three games he started last year that he's capable of being a quarterback in this league. Where that ends I don't know. That will be up to him and his development. And when you do that you take away reps from that young guy developing. So it's kind of a catch-22, but we feel pretty good about Matt Moore at this stage."
Furthermore, the Panthers need all the cash they can get. General manager Marty Hurney is working on locking-up franchise pillars Julius Peppers and Jordan Gross to long-term contracts, and should be entering into discussions with Chris Gamble's representatives to keep him beyond this year as well.
Favre to Carolina? No, thanks.
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