QB Kyle Allen Gets a New 1-Year Deal From Panthers

Kyle Allen with Panthers in 2019. Photo by Scott Kinser/CSM/Shutterstock

It appears that Carolina Panthers are eager to see whether Kyle Allen can get on another hot streak in 2020 like he did last year. The team announced on Tuesday that Allen signed a one-year extension with the organization, which keeps him on the roster for the next season.

Following Cam Newton’s injury at the start of the 2019 season, Allen stepped in as a starter and had an astonishing run of four games in which he led Carolina to wins while not throwing a single interception. Things went downhill for the 24-year-old after that, however, as Panthers lost the following seven out of eight games.

Allen completed 62.0 percent of his passes in 2019, throwing for 3,322 yards and 17 touchdowns while also having 16 interceptions. He was benched in the final two games of the season in favor of rookie Will Grier.

By locking Kyle Allen to a contract, Panthers will now have three QBs on their roster. Despite this, the team’s QB situation remains unclear. Allen showed promise early on but showed that he can’t be a franchise quarterback with his unravel in the second part of the season. Grier, on the other hand, looks unready to take over the signal-caller duties and is two-three years away from being ready to play in the NFL.

This is why Panthers will most likely turn to Newton if he manages to recover from the injury that plagued his 2019 season. If not, we can expect Carolina to be aggressive on the free-agent market and go for the likes of Philip Rivers or Teddy Bridgewater.