Pretty sure they didn't draft Clausen with the intention of watching him bust either.
By all means mr scot, if you draft a guy number 1, you do intend on him being the franchise. Not that he is a superstar right now,but we have alot invested in him.
Bill Parcells used to say "don't put him in Canton just yet", and that's good advice. Be optimistic by all means, but understand this thing is gonna take time (and patience).
"Pioneers" implies doing something that hasn't been done before. This isn't the first time a black quarterback has been drafted at number one or in the first round. It isn't even the first time one has been drafted by the Panthers.
I want to give the FO and management their props which they deserve. The Panthers are now pioneers. You gotta put us up with the Steelers and the Eagles. Latin HC, black QB, Panthers have silenced their critics like myself who've been vocal about their lack of diversity.
They picked him because they believed he was the best option. He could have been Vietnamese and the result would have been the same.