7 of the Best Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks


In the 27-year history of the Carolina Panthers there have been over 20 different quarterbacks to grace the field. 

The Panthers were founded in 1993, making them the youngest team in the league. They have also moved leagues with the expansion in 2002 moving from the NFC West division to the NFC South division. There have been lots of changes through the years but the one thing that has remained is the love the fans have for the team, making them one of the most popular choices when it comes to football betting.

The NFL quarterbacks are some of the most important players on the field and the heart of any team. Here are some of the best quarterbacks the Carolina Panthers have seen through the years.

Jake Delhomme 2003 – 2009 

This one was a no-brainer, wasn’t it? There is no doubt Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor member Delhomme was one of the greatest quarterbacks in Panthers history, and his fans will always remember him fondly. Jake Delhomme earned respect early in his career with his natural ability to get the job done. His type of gunslinger mentality was unrivaled at the time he was playing, but there was something about him that all football fans loved. He was the original up-and-down quarterback who kept you on the edge of your feet during every game.

Having enjoyed such a good career, it was sad that his time at the Panthers ended in possibly not the greatest fashion, but on a more positive note, the work that he did for the franchise has been unmatched.

Steve Beuerlein 1996 – 2000

Steve Beuerlein was initially known for being a bit of a drifter in the NFL. Through all the teams he played for he was never as successful as when he played for the Carolina Panthers. His performance in the 1999 season remains one of the most prolific from a quarterback in the team’s history, with his record-breaking passing yards of 4,436. Along with this, Beuerlein finished the same season with an impressive 36:15 touchdown to interception ratio.

Following this spectacular season, Beuerlein was never able to reach the same peak again as his time at the Panthers. His playing ability was immense, and it seemed like at any moment the team would fly to new heights, but it sadly never came.

Kerry Collins 1995 – 1998

Collins became the Panthers’ first draft choice in 1995 after being selected with the fifth overall pick. While Collins had a patchy career due to personal issues, he was chosen for the Pro Bowl team in 1996, and fans will remember him fondly for helping the Panthers to reach the playoffs that same year. He also still holds several franchise records for the Panthers, including interceptions and passing touchdowns. 

Matt Moore 2007 – 2010

Matt Moore has had glimmers of something special throughout his career and has always been a favorite with the fans, especially as Jake Delhomme’s career was coming towards the end. Moore was wildly successful when he stepped in during the 2009 season. With eight touchdowns and only two interceptions, Moore led the league in passer rating over 100 in the final five games of the season.

Heading into the following season, he competed with rookie Jimmy Clausen for the starting job and was eventually overcome after multiple disappointing performances. In a similar amount of playing time as the previous season, Moore quintupled his interception percentage and his dismal 55.6 Rate was too low for the team to give him another chance. 

Rodney Peete 2002 – 2004

Rodney Peete was a significant part of the puzzle when coach John Fox came to Carolina with the challenge of turning the football team around. The season before saw the Panthers finish at a dismal 1-15, which was improved by Peete and the team to a 7-9 record. The quarterback did a great job in managing the team to take a step up from previous seasons.

Peete wasn’t particularly known for his regular game time, but he was an important managing placeholder for the Panthers until Jake Delhomme took over the starting duties in Peete’s second season with the team.

Cam Newton 2011 – 2018

Cam Newton, aka Superman, is, of course, a true Panthers legend! However, some seasons were more memorable than others, especially between 2011 and 2018. Newton dominated other players in his earlier seasons, demonstrated by his all-time record of 68-60-1, the best record in team history. The 2015 season saw Newton chosen as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, cementing his performances in the record books. The Panthers made the Super Bowl with the help of Newton that year, but sadly lost to the Denver Broncos, 24-10.

Teddy Bridgewater 2020 – 2021 

Teddy Bridgewater only had one season with the Panthers, but it turned out to be a pretty good season, at least for him! Bridgewater started 15 out of 16 games for the Panthers, and while the team did not fare particularly well that year, finishing 5-11, Bridgewater had several personal career stats highlights, including 3,733 passing yards and 15 touchdowns.