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Position preview: Quarterbacks

Posted Jul 3, 2014

There's a lot to sort out when the roster has 90 names on it. As we prepare for training camp, Panthers.com will provide a detailed look at each position group, starting with the quarterbacks.

In his first season as general manager in 2013, Dave Gettleman kept two quarterbacks on the active roster. However, some teams, like the Panthers in 2012, will keep three.

"You have to see how it all plays out," Gettleman said. "It all depends what your roster looks like at the 53."

Cam Newton
Carolina's franchise quarterback further established himself as one of the league's premier signal-callers in 2013. ... Threw for 3,379 yards and a career-high 24 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. ... Produced career highs of an 88.8 quarterback rating and 61.73 completion percentage. ... Racked up 585 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. ... Selected to his second Pro Bowl. ... Engineered four fourth-quarter comebacks as Carolina won 11 of last 12 regular season games. ... Will carry more weight as a leader in fourth season and will look to lead the Panthers to postseason in consecutive years for the first time in franchise history.  

Derek Anderson
Served as Newton's backup for the third consecutive year but did not attempt a pass in 2013. ... Entered the game to close out three comfortable victories and briefly relieved an injured Newton in a win over the St. Louis Rams. ... Enters his 10th NFL season as Newton's backup once again after re-signing as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Joe Webb
After playing wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings in 2013, Webb has moved back to quarterback in Carolina after signing as an unrestricted free agent. ... Played sparingly at quarterback in his first three seasons, compiling 853 career passing yards, three touchdown passes and five interceptions. ... Passed for 5,771 yards and 37 touchdowns and rushed for 2,774 yards and 24 touchdowns at Alabama-Birmingham.

Matt Blanchard
Spent the last nine regular season games and postseason on Carolina's practice squad in 2013. ... Re-signed as a free agent this offseason. ... Passed for 5,106 yards and 44 touchdowns with six interceptions at Wisconsin-Whitewater and won three NCAA Division III national championships.