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Panthers cut Jake Delhomme

I never thought I would type this next sentence. The Carolina Panthers have cut quarterback Jake Delhomme, and will buy out the remainder of his near $13M guaranteed contract. (ESPN article here.)

From a business standpoint, this makes sense: there is no salary cap for 2010, so the team could absorb the money and move on with Matt Moore under center. But, from a personal standpoint: I’m a little saddened, because Delhomme has always been a class act, and he will be remembered as one of the better quarterbacks in franchise history.

But, the NFL isn’t about feelings – it’s about winning, and at the present time, Matt Moore gives this team the best chance to win (unless they’re working out a trade for Peyton Manning or something, which I very highly doubt would be the case).

Best of luck Jake, you were one of the good guys.

In other news: the Panthers have also released DT Damione Lewis, which is a bit of a surprise. The Panthers have a lot of young depth at the position, and will apparently look to add the younger guys into the rotation for 2010.

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  1. 5 March 2010 at 2:40 PM

    You’ve got to be bummed out. Ha.

    • bwsmith25
      5 March 2010 at 2:54 PM

      I am a little – but I know in the end it was the right move. It was best for both parties. Delhomme wants to start, and the Panthers want Moore to be the QB for now.

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