Derek Anderson’s history with Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is keeping him in the NFL.
Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports that Carolina has re-signed the big-armed passer to a one-year contract.
Anderson, 29 in June, spent last season as Cam Newton’s primary backup after beating out Jimmy Clausen for the role in training camp. He knows Chudzinski’s system and is a scheme fit because he can throw deep.
The Panthers won’t want Anderson throwing at all in 2012, however. Newton is coming off an NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and should benefit from offensive continuity. The sky is the limit for last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick.