Best: Cam Newton — Carolina Panthers
Panther Stats: 125 games, 124 starts (68-55-1), completed 2371-of-3980 passes, 29,041 yards, 182 TD, 101 INT, 4,806 rushing yards, 58 TD
Some will peg Jake Delhomme as the best Carolina quarterback of all-time. He did lead the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance — and generally had some very good success. However, despite also losing in the Super Bowl, we’ll give the slight edge to Newton. In a vacuum, Newton was the better player. He won an MVP award in 2015 — an also was a First-team All-Pro member during the same season. While he left Carolina in a rather unceremonious fashion, there’s no denying the impact Newton made on this franchise.
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Worst: Chris Weinke
Panther Stats: 27 games, 19 starts (2-17), completed 373-of-687 passes, 3,800 yards, 14 TD, 26 INT
Chris Weinke was drafted into the NFL at age 29 after a whirlwind journey that included playing minor league baseball, and then leading Florida State to a National Championship in football/winning a Heisman Trophy. While no one expected a stellar NFL career, we didn’t expect the Minnesota native to be as dreadful as he was. Weinke lost 17 of 19 starts he made for Carolina. As a rookie, the Panthers went 1-15. Suffice it to say, this isn’t great.
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