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Where Does Weinke Fit In Panthers' Plans?

Chris Weinke

Gino Toretta. Danny Wuerffel. Eric Crouch. Andre Ware. All of these quarterbacks are former Heisman trophy winners that had a rough tenure in the NFL. Add Chris Weinke to that cluster of quarterbacks that, for whatever reason, didn't mirror their college success in the pros. With Weinke's contract in its final year, coupled with the lack of confidence shown by his peers, many believe Weinke's future in Charlotte is cloudy.

In 2001, the Panthers selected the former Florida State quarterback in the 4th round (106th overall). Weinke was thrust into the starting role as a rookie, and performed as well as was expected. He threw for 2,931 yards, which was second to Peyton Manning's 3,793 yards during his rookie season in 1998. As promising on paper that his stats looked, the Panthers went an abysmal 1-15 during the '0...

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