Carolina coach John Fox wouldn’t rule out benching quarterback Jake Delhomme after another bad performance in another Panthers loss today.
“Like all positions we’ll evaluate it and whatever changes we need to make, we’ll make,” Fox said, per Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com.
Delhomme threw three interceptions in today’s loss to the Bills. He now has 13 picks this season, which are the most in the league and put him on pace for a whopping 35 over a 16-game season.
At least, if a quarterback can last 16 games while averaging more than two picks a game.
For his part, Delhomme acknowledged that the way he’s playing, it’s reasonable to think the coach might be ready to make a change.
“I’m not a dummy,” Delhomme said after the game. “When you’re not playing well offensively, you always have to look at the quarterback. I don’t think there’s any doubt. I’m certainly not looking to give it up by any stretch of the imagination, but let’s be real here. Two big turnovers today really affected us.”
If Fox benches Delhomme, Matt Moore would likely be the starter, although he might also turn to third quarterback A.J. Feeley.