The youth movement in Carolina isn’t only happening at quarterback.
The Panther benched wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett last week, in favor of rookie David Gettis. Another rookie, Brandon LaFell, got the start the week before. A sixth-round pick out of Baylor, Gettis was expected to be a project. Instead, Gettis started in his second career game opposite Steve Smith.
On Sunday, Jimmy Clausen will step on the field for his very first start with a pair of rookie wideouts trying to help him out. Jarrett saw no targets last week and appears to be running out of chances.
Jarrett told Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer he was “more frustrated than anything. . . . But
what can you do? Go out there, keep working hard, and hopefully I get my
opportunity. Not really much I can really do about it.”