Are you freaking kidding me. Look how well he played in his rookie year in 2007 when Jake went out with elbow injury. Moore went 2-1 as starter and had good statis. Plus it showed that the only in 2007 seemed to me that the oline protect Moore a whole lot better then they did Jake back then. Fast forward 2009 season. The games Jake played he throw a ton of ints and he was consistnet getting hit and sacked. But low and behold Moore comes in as starter and the oline protected him a whole lot better agaist Ds like th vikings. And the vikes D is one of the best in the league right now. And they hardly touch Moore in that game. Moore put up 300 yards agaist the vikes in the air alone. Plus Moore was playing agaist a make shift oline for the final 5 games because gross and otah was out for the season on IR. If Moore can do good agaist a vikes D with 2 starting tackles out. Then Moore is no freaking Derek anderson. Any one with a brain can see Moore is consistent and under pressure. His accurcy is very good and he mobile and he has good arm strength. If the FO chooses to allow him Moore too walk. Then they deserve to loss fan surpport then. A possible lockout should be no reason to allow a good young QB like Moore just to walk just because you invested 20 mill in a QB who can no longer can throw even aa simple dump off pass. When Jake is QB he has one play in mind which is smith to throw to. But when Moore is starter he spreads it around. They better sign him are alot fans will give their support no more. Most fans in the panther community by now knows Moore should be the starter. The question is when will the HC and the FO get the picture and start him this coming year unless they let him go to another team. FO is risky lossing alot fans if Jake comes back as start. FO better beware this offseason and the shoices they make.
Calm down, you are completely missing the point. The FO are NOT just going to let him walk. They can tender him for a 1st and 3rd, or 1st round pick. Each deal is peanuts for a starting QB, so it makes loads of sense for the FO to get an extra year of analysis for a relative to positon cheap contract.
Someone could potentially offer him a contract and in that event we get the compensation that we tendered him for. However it is VERY unlikely that someone gives up a first or more picks for a guy who has made 8 starts in this league. Still, even if they do, we STILL have the right to match any offer made to him AND the other teams contract actually has to be accepted by Moore in the first place.
So, please, stop calling the FO names and getting other people riled up by it. This is the sensible move. They can always extend him once we get towards camp if our off season free's up some money.
Oh and let's have a look at Anderson's 2007 season, just for a comparison.
298/527 for 3,787 yards
29 to 19 TDs
82 QB Rating
5 Game stretch
STL - 18/25 (72%), 248 yds, 3 TD 0 INT
SEA - 29/48 (60.4%), 364 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT
PIT - 16/35 (45.7%), 123 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT
BAL - 24/38 (63.2%), 274, 0 TD, 1 INT
HOU - 24/35 (68.6%), 1 TD, 1 INT
Not bad lil stretch, his whole 2007 was pretty similar to this only he faltered towards the end of the season, hence why it is good for someone to be assessed for an entire season rather than a small sample such as 5 games.
Did Moore have a better 5 game stretch? Yeah, but statistically so do did Anderson at the beginning of his season. The point is that no matter how well a player does over a short period of time, allowing yourself an additional season at a low cost will always pay off. I bet the Browns had just left him as a RFA or traded him. At the time they had their QB of the future in Quinn, so they had more options. We want to see Moore as a starter and thus let's give ourselves an extra year before we give him financial security for the rest of his life.