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No long-term offer yet for Matt Moore

NFL_moore.jpgWith way too much money already invested in quarterback Jake Delhomme, the Carolina Panthers have yet to tie up any long-term cash in heir apparent (absent a house cleaning) Matt Moore.

Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette (via Rotoworld) reports that the team has yet to offer a long-term deal to Moore.

Moore is eligible for restricted free agency, and the Panthers likely will apply at least a first-round tender to the former Oregon State quarterback who led Carolina to three straight wins to close out the 2009 season.

But with a lame-duck head coach, it makes no sense to commit significant future dollars to Moore.  If there’s a new head coach in 2011, the new head coach will want his own quarterback.  If the new coach decides that it’s Moore, then the new coach can get Moore signed.

With ample regret surely flowing from the $20 million in guaranteed money given to Delhomme after a 2008 postseason meltdown, the last thing the Panthers should be doing is plunking down even more big money for a quarterback who might not deserve it.

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27 Responses to “No long-term offer yet for Matt Moore”
  1. DeeDubb says: Feb 21, 2010 10:48 PM

    Carolina’s got to bail out the Skins in this year’s draft and trade up for the No. 4 to pick up Bradford/Claussen.
    PLEASE!

  2. khuman says: Feb 21, 2010 10:58 PM

    go back to selling insurance matt moore, and jake go back to throwing interceptions. panthers need to trade up for bradford or theyre DOOMED

  3. BillsFan says: Feb 21, 2010 11:01 PM

    Panthers giving Delhomme that contract reminds me of the Bills giving Jauron a new deal after 4 straight wins. Blowing their load early.

  4. downwithdansnyder says: Feb 21, 2010 11:02 PM

    Who is the Cats GM? That contract after the offseason meltdown was one of the worst deals (for the team) ever. Watch the Cats get Jason Campbell and be on the way….IF the skins are dumb enough not to give him one more year under Shanny

  5. Michael LaRocca says: Feb 21, 2010 11:17 PM

    Carolina probably needs that QBF guy.

  6. filthymcnasty says: Feb 21, 2010 11:23 PM

    Agreed DeeDubb, it’s an insult to professional football that Del-homie still collects a paycheck as a starting quarterback. How many interceptions doe it take to cost Fox & Co. his job.
    On the other hand..Del-homie sure does make Jason Campbell look GOOOOOOD!

  7. FumbleNuts says: Feb 21, 2010 11:59 PM

    Matt Moore belongs on the Seahawks.
    Come back to the Great Pacific Northwest!

  8. shaggytoodle says: Feb 22, 2010 1:12 AM

    He does do weel but if Jake Delhommme were to leave, you know if u where to trade away someone with his skill set he might go the Tampa Bay do all right things and then you may get critizcized for it.

  9. Jackson says: Feb 22, 2010 1:32 AM

    This kid is a very good QB in the making. someone needs to grab him. I think he’s worth a 1st rounder.

  10. Lost says: Feb 22, 2010 1:36 AM

    Toronto Argonaut announced Sunday that quarterbacks Kerry Joseph and Cody Pickett have been released and are now free agents.
    In a statement, new coach Jim Barker said the team decided it “needed to go in a different direction at the quarterback position.”
    “We understand that it seems bold to release these quarterbacks before announcing the additions of new quarterbacks to the roster but we wanted to make this move immediately so these players could try to catch on with other teams,” he said.
    The moves come just days after Argo announced the acquisition of slotback Jeremaine Copeland from the Stampeder in a trade for receiver P.K. Sam.
    Ergo – who da new Argo?

  11. Michael LaRocca says: Feb 22, 2010 1:57 AM

    Carolina needs Andy Reid to generate a trade market for Delhomme like he did last year for Michael Vick.

  12. zllabnkcoc says: Feb 22, 2010 2:00 AM

    The Panthers have to be one of the worst looking teams in terms of future prospects. The fact that Matt Moore is their ‘heir apparent’ says it all. He is still probably that much better than Delhomme, though that just means he’s capable of throwing it to his own team mates.

  13. Bruce says: Feb 22, 2010 2:42 AM

    The Skins should package Cooley and the 4th pick in this year’s draft for Matt Moore and Jonathan Stewart.

  14. Mean D says: Feb 22, 2010 7:41 AM

    Bradford will go to the Rams at #3 when they trade picks with the Bucs.

  15. bake says: Feb 22, 2010 7:51 AM

    Dee Dubb, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Snyder’s laible to trade a #4 pick for Jake Delhomme!!!!!!!!there’s fear in Washington, hoping that the new regime can keep Snyder under control this season…………………..

  16. Michael LaRocca says: Feb 22, 2010 8:32 AM

    If someone offered to trade Jake Delhomme for a bag of used kitty litter, we’d take it.

  17. patpatriotagain says: Feb 22, 2010 8:48 AM

    DeeDubb says:
    Carolina’s got to bail out the Skins in this year’s draft and trade up for the No. 4 to pick up Bradford / Claussen.
    Um what are you going to trade? you don’t have a first rounder our fifth rounder. the value of the 4th pick is 1800 points the total value of ALL of your draft picks is less than 800 points. you couldn’t get there if you traded your whole draft plus Matt Moore.

  18. Hap says: Feb 22, 2010 9:15 AM

    SEnd MM back to Dallas. We’ll take him in a skinny minute.

  19. MakingitRain says: Feb 22, 2010 9:21 AM

    Anyone who think’s this kid is the answer only does so in comparison to what we had. Does anyone remember Anderson, Cassel, they had great years and then flopped. There is reason these back ups are able to come in and have a decent first year. The league doesn’t scheme for them. They know that they are not a deep threat and stack the box for the run. The minute everyone gets some tape on them and starts to to respect them there game goes down the toilet. If Matt had to face schemes like the elite QB’s in this league where ther are 2 deep S or a dime defense, they get exposed.

  20. pilot08 says: Feb 22, 2010 10:07 AM

    when you have deangelo williams and jonathon stewart, how great of a qb do you have to have?.. Just add one more receiver in the 2nd round to take tripple teams off 89, and dont throw int’s.. Its that simple. If Carolina would turn their turnovers in half, they would be a playoff team without a doubt.
    Plus, Moore played lights out in his final 5 games, winning 4/5 with 1 or 2 ints.. Hell he ever got Dwayne Jarrett is first touchdown in the nfl, so somethings goin right with the Moore kid. I will no longer be associated withe the Panthers if Delhomme is starter 2010.

  21. Michael LaRocca says: Feb 22, 2010 10:20 AM

    I lived in Tampa when Steve Spurrier and Jack Thompson were slinging the pigskin, so I can’t bail on my hometown Panthers just because Delhomme’s worse than I am. But damn, I want Matt Moore. Or Vinnie. Culpepper. Jeff George. No Weinke, though. Gotta draw my line in the sand somewhere.

  22. Lost says: Feb 22, 2010 12:25 PM

    Jeff Garcia’s available

  23. eam147 says: Feb 22, 2010 1:00 PM

    Bradford=damaged goods
    Claussen=another “overrated” Notre Dame

  24. Montsta says: Feb 22, 2010 1:15 PM

    Bruce says:
    February 22, 2010 2:42 AM
    The Skins should package Cooley and the 4th pick in this year’s draft for Matt Moore and Jonathan Stewart.
    —————–
    Trade Matt Moore who is worth at least a two or three by himself, and Jonathan Stewart who got 1,100 yards while injured in a committee RB role, for an above average TE and a 4th rounder? Please do humanity a favor and don’t EVER breed. If you do, I weep for the future.
    Good luck with that trade dumbass. That wouldn’t even work in Madden, and that’s saying something.

  25. Bruce says: Feb 22, 2010 2:29 PM

    Montsta says:
    February 22, 2010 1:15 PM
    Bruce says:
    February 22, 2010 2:42 AM
    The Skins should package Cooley and the 4th pick in this year’s draft for Matt Moore and Jonathan Stewart.
    —————–
    Trade Matt Moore who is worth at least a two or three by himself, and Jonathan Stewart who got 1,100 yards while injured in a committee RB role, for an above average TE and a 4th rounder? Please do humanity a favor and don’t EVER breed. If you do, I weep for the future.
    Good luck with that trade dumbass. That wouldn’t even work in Madden, and that’s saying something.
    Well, “dumbass” Carolina signed Jack the fake to that stupid and ridiculous contract extension after a 15 td-12 int season. They missed the opportunity to trade Peppers for at least a roll of toilet paper. The tight end or “slight end” had 26 catches. so even an “average” tight end would be an improvement. They don’t have a first round pick. They have no speed opposite of Steve Smith so the number 4 pick in the draft may help in that regard. In the meantime with Cooley they would have an above average tight end who can catch more than 26 balls in his sleep. So maybe I was a dumbass to propose such a trade. So I’ll modify it. Cooley and the 4th pick for Matt Moore and DeAngelo Williams and I’ll throw in Jason Campbell. That’s it! My final dumbass offer, Madden be damned!!!!
    By the way, I don’t breed, so humanity has a chance..

  26. Pantherfan10 says: Feb 22, 2010 4:36 PM

    You people are all crazy, prime example:
    zllabnkcoc says:
    February 22, 2010 2:00 AM
    The Panthers have to be one of the worst looking teams in terms of future prospects. The fact that Matt Moore is their ‘heir apparent’ says it all. He is still probably that much better than Delhomme, though that just means he’s capable of throwing it to his own team mates.
    ——————–
    The panthers are the 2nd youngest team in the league…for the most part we’ve had great drafts the past few years

  27. Catamount says: Feb 22, 2010 8:17 PM

    Not hard. Tender him. See what he does. If he wins the job and plays well. sign him long term–next year.

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