Panthers add undrafted quarterback Kyle Allen

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The Panthers got through the draft without adding a quarterback to serve as this year’s backup, but they found a guy who has some potential afterward.

Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Panthers are signing former Houston and Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen.

Allen’s decision to enter the draft at all seemed unusual, since he was benched this year at Houston after transferring. But once upon a time, he was one of the top quarterback recruits in the country.

Allen was Sam Darnold‘s workout partner this offseason, working under quarterback tutor Jordan Palmer, which was the extent of the similarities with the Jets first-rounder.

The Panthers don’t have much behind Cam Newton. They’ve discussed bringing back Derek Anderson, and they have Garrett Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke on the roster at the moment.

5 responses to “Panthers add undrafted quarterback Kyle Allen

  1. Matt Cassel didn’t play at all in college and look how long he’s lasted in the NFL. Anything is possible.

  2. bust. he can’t even get drafted, well duh doy. he got benched in the college game. he’s garbage. face it kitten fans, the panthers are moving to london.

  3. Kyle Allen has potential. He worked out with Sam Darnold that’s a plus. His slide came during a game against Alabama. Threw 3 interceptions. Look Alabama in 2015 was the power house on Defense and on Ofense in the game against Texas A&M RB Derek Henry ran like a wild animal.

    Texas A&M was forced to play from Behind. Allen took a major hit from a DT Jonathan Allen that would send chills down your spine. Go back to 2015 and watch the game. IMO That was the turning point and adding that HC Kevin Sumlin benched him just added to it.

    Allen might be able to turn the corner and being a UDFA IMO takes the pressures off.

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