Some of you may already be aware that former Panther QB Jake Delhomme will sign with the Houston Texans after a workout tomorrow (La Canfora nfl.com). The good ole' Ragin' Cajun that we Panther fans have come to love and hate, is a day away from putting on his second non-Panther uniform since he was cut by Carolina in the off-season of 2009. It's still hard to believe.
Rick Smith, Delhomme's agent, said in a phone interview Tuesday that his client has been staying in shape and raising racehorses in Louisiana since he was cut by Cleveland in July.
"He relishes that role, and he's looking forward to contributing to the team," Smith said in a phone interview. "He keeps himself in shape, he's been throwing a bunch."
I've been a Panther fan since 2003, when i was six years old. The first game I ever watched was Delhomme's unbelievable comeback against Jacksonville, capped off by his winning TD throw to Ricky Proehl, ever since, I've been a die hard fan, so my era as a Panther has been dominated by the ups and downs of Jake Delhomme. So to me, he's more than just a washed up gunslinger, who used to be a decent QB; more like a symbol of what the Panthers franchise is about. For that reason, I wish Jake nothing but the best, despite his back to back blown games (one of them being a playoff game). I don't know how y'all feel about this, or if you even care, but I'm interested to find out. LONG LIVE DELHOMME.