Carolina Panthers finalize deal with QB Derek Anderson

And as it was prophesied there would be three signs of the end; the Big Cat with deep pockets, sane fans agreeing with Jason Whitlock and finally, the signing of Derek Anderson

JAMES DATOR, The football apocalypse

Well, it's been nice knowing y'all... because obviously the end is nigh. In a move that surprised some the Carolina Panthers are finalizing a deal with QB Derek Anderson, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. In reality, the link between Anderson and the organization isn't really that stunning. Rob Chudzinski used the QB to great effect in Cleveland in 2007 when both Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow Jr. totaled over 2,000 yard receiving combined. In Carolina a very similar one WR, one TE system should fuel the passing game until a true #2 takes hold of the position.

Judging from the rather epic freak-out Panthers fans are having on Facebook lets clear up a few common questions: 

1) Why not Marc Bulger? Because Marc Bulger wants to start somewhere and wants $5 million a year.

2) Why not Jake Delhomme? This coaching staff has no ties to Delhomme and he's not familiar with this offense.

3) Why not Jeff Garcia? Seriously? Did I just waste my time answering #1 and #2 for you? 

It's important to realize that Anderson will just be there to facilitate getting the offense from the staff to the QBs and if needed he's familar with the system; nothing more, nothing less. 

After the jump a look at Anderson's stats

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Passing Rushing Fumbles
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD FUM Lost
2010 Arizona Cardinals 12 9 169 327 51.7 2,065 6.3 7 10 25 176 65.9 5 25 5.0 0 6 3
2009 Cleveland Browns 8 7 81 182 44.5 888 4.9 3 10 11 75 42.1 10 8 0.8 2 5 3
2008 Cleveland Browns 10 9 142 283 50.2 1,615 5.7 9 8 14 87 66.5 25 55 2.2 0 9 2
2007 Cleveland Browns 16 15 298 527 56.5 3,787 7.2 29 19 14 109 82.5 32 70 2.2 3 5 2
2006 Cleveland Browns 5 3 66 117 56.4 793 6.8 5 8 8 66 63.1 4 47 11.8 0 2 1
2005 Cleveland Browns 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 Baltimore Ravens 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 756 1,436 52.6 9,148 6.4 53 55 72 513 68.8 76 205 2.7 5 27 11

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