Many folks in Charlotte might be cringing at this extention, considering it comes after Delhomme's six turnover home playoff loss to the Cardinals a few months ago. Some might even call Delhomme's performance in that game his worst game ever...like, including Pee-wee football and even touch games in his backyard with the neighborhood kids. Actually, we'll call it MOST people probably feel that way, as opposed to SOME.
Despite that one bad/horrific game, I'd like to put the Panther fans at ease. Jake has been the starter in Carolina for six seasons.
2003- Went to Super Bowl
2004- Lost Steve Smith, Kris Jenkins and top 2 RBs
2005- Went NFC Championship
2006- Got injured and missed three games. Missed playoffs due to tiebreaker
2007- Delhomme injured resulting in surgery
2008- 12-4 regular season record
115 touchdowns to 76 interceptions
54-33 record as starter
There aren't ten other NFL QBs with numbers like those. Believe me, I get that the taste leftover from that Arizona game might sicken some Panthers fans, but I think Jake will be just fine. He's got a solid offensive line, D.Williams/J.Stewart in the backfield, and some receiver with "incendiary" speed.
At least he gets to play Atlanta twice every season. The Falcons suck!