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Panthers bring back quarterback Joe Webb for two more years

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The Panthers exceeded every expectation with their offense last season, so they want to make sure to keep the entire depth chart intact.

According to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers gave third-string quarterback Joe Webb a two-year deal to keep him off the market.

Webb hasn’t thrown a pass in two years with the Panthers, but they wanted to keep him because he’s versatile. He’s also a big part of their special teams, and can plug in as a receiver as needed, something few other quarterbacks can do.

They’ve made sure to insulate themselves at quarterback. Last September, they extended backup Derek Anderson’s deal, making sure they have a reliable Plan B (and now Plan C) behind league MVP Cam Newton.

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12 Responses to “Panthers bring back quarterback Joe Webb for two more years”
  1. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Mar 8, 2016 3:10 PM

    “They’ve made sure to insulate themselves at quarterback. Last September, they extended backup Derek Anderson’s deal, making sure they have a reliable Plan B (and now Plan C) behind league MVP Cam Newton.”

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    Wow. If only the Cowboys GM would be smart enough to do this.

  2. whatjusthapped says: Mar 8, 2016 3:16 PM

    And he has a playoff start on his resume too! If that’s the good news, the bad news is that if was for the Minnesota Vikings and it didn’t go very well but that’s true of almost all playoff games for the Vikings. Webb didn’t wait for the last play of the game to break the Viking fan’s hearts, he generally stunk up the joint from the first play on.

  3. greg3117 says: Mar 8, 2016 3:17 PM

    Plan B………hmmmmm. to easy

  4. 87hollywoodhorn says: Mar 8, 2016 3:33 PM

    derek anderson one of the best backup n tha league

  5. eljefedelmundo says: Mar 8, 2016 3:50 PM

    Smart move. Withe their draft position they’re never going to be able to grab a clutch QB without trading up a long way.

  6. TylerHills says: Mar 8, 2016 4:48 PM

    I’ve always enjoyed Joe Webb. Excellent third QB. Freakish athlete. Can be your 5th WR on game day, gunner, return guy, you name it. Always heard he was an awesome teammate too.

  7. jgedgar70 says: Mar 8, 2016 5:11 PM

    Webb is one of the reasons why we have the zero-drama locker room that Jared Allen found so surprising. Guys like Webb fill in where needed. He’s excellent on special teams, and he’s just good enough at QB to light up the other 3rd-stringers in preseason games. He’s fun to watch.

  8. xilikemenx says: Mar 8, 2016 7:19 PM

    Are the Cats still shopping Camera “Ali” Newton?

  9. namriverrat69 says: Mar 8, 2016 7:56 PM

    If they are bringing him back for 2 more years, he obviously hasn’t mastered the arrogant in your face antics shown by loser Cam Newton who respects no one but himself. His rubbing it in attitude is such low quality sportsmanship.

  10. grizzly224 says: Mar 8, 2016 8:41 PM

    Webb has been called the best athlete on the Panthers roster. He is a special team beast, a valuable scout team QB and willing to do anything asked. Every team could use a player like Webb.

  11. phluffyclouds says: Mar 8, 2016 9:55 PM

    Love this move. Gettleman knowing what makes this team gel.

    CJ and Webb back, next up Tolbert.

    Hurney set the foundation, but Gettleman knows how to sustain a winner.

  12. phluffyclouds says: Mar 8, 2016 9:58 PM

    And I say that not because Webb is an impact QB (solid special team we though), he and Cam are good buddies and Webb is one of the guys, along with Tolbert, who keeps them loose. The second best athlete on the team.

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