After a horrendous performance in the 2008 divisional playoffs followed by an even more horrendous performance in the 2009 season, plenty of media types were proclaiming (we won’t name names — not because we’ve decided not to be prickish but because we can’t recall who they were, specifically) that quarterback Jake Delhomme definitely would be back, due in large part to a new contract from last year that paid $20 million guaranteed.
We didn’t buy it.
And we’re glad we didn’t.
Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Panthers will soon cut Delhomme.
His tenure in Carolina ends with a whimper, via a career-low passer rating of 59.4.
He’ll possibly land elsewhere as a backup, maybe with the Saints, who play in his home state.