The Facts: The AP s reporting that the Panthers are closing in on a deal to sign Anderson. The 28-year-old was released by the Arizona Cardinals last week.
Diehards Line:Current Panthers QB Cam Newton, Jimmy Clausen and Tony Pike have a combined ten starts between them, so it makes sense that the Carolina would be interested in acquiring a veteran signal-caller. It’s still too early to tell if the Panthers plan on starting Newton right from the start, but Anderson gives Carolina a veteran QB with 43 starts under his belt, should the coaching staff decide to bring the Newton along a bit slower. Anderson started nine games for the Cardinals in 2010, throwing only seven touchdown passes to ten interceptions.