The Panthers were never interested in getting in the Donovan McNabb derby.
But the guy they need might be available at a much lower price as a result.
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With McNabb sent to Washington to clear the path for the Kevin Kolb era in Philadelphia, the Jason Campbell era with the Redskins is over as well.
And Campbell might just be the perfect addition to a thin depth chart here. The Panthers, while expressing the utmost confidence in Matt Moore, sincerely want to find someone to push him, someone who could take over if his December mop-up excellence fades in the heat of September.
Campbell might be just that guy. The former first-rounder never had much help in Washington, in terms of offensive weapons or a consistent philosophy. Here, there's more of both. Surrounded by a top-five in the league line, and with the option to hand to a pair of top-10 backs, there are many scouts who think Campbell would flourish here.
If nothing else, it would create an interesting competition, a one-year audition to see who the Panthers quarterback of the future could be. Both Campbell and Moore are one one-year restricted free agent deals, so you go through 2010, and pick one.
Fact is, Campbell can be had for a mid-to-late round pick at the moment.
Since the Panthers current depth chart consists of Moore and Hunter Cantwell, it makes sense to see how cheaply he could be had, and whether a stable atmosphere is enough to help him realize his first-round potential.