Carolina Panthers’ All-Time Passing Leaders (Yardage)
The Carolina Panthers have been an NFL franchise since 1995, so it bears to reason that their players have not put up huge statistics since then. While we do this series about all-time passing yardage leaders for each franchise, we'll just do a Top 5 instead of Top 10 for teams like the Panthers, Jaguars, Ravens and Texans. Here is Carolina's list:
Jake Delhomme (15,906)-Jake Delhomme began his career in New Orleans and has played in Carolina since 2003. Delhomme led the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance after the 2003 season and though he missed most of the 2007 season, has been a very good QB and leader in his career. Delhomme leads the Panthers in passing yards all-time with 15,906. His best season was 2004, when he had career highs in passing yards (3886), and touchdown passes (29) with 15 interceptions.
Steve Beuerlein (12,690)-Steve Beuerlein played for Carolina from 1996 to 2000 and was a backup his first few seasons. But Beuerlein started every game in 1999 and 2000 and ranks second in Panthers' history with 12,690 passing yards. His best season was in 1999 when Beuerlein went to the Pro Bowl for the only time in his career-that season he threw for career highs in yards (4436) and TD passes (36) with 15 picks.
Kerry Collins (8306)-Journeyman Kerry Collins began his career in Carolina and played for the Panthers from 1995 to 1998. He led them to the NFC Championship in 1996, the team's second season. Collins ranks third in Panthers' history with 8306 passing yards and his best season with the team was 1996, his only Pro Bowl season. That year, Collins started 12 games and threw for 2454 yards with 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Chris Weinke (3800)-Chris Weinke was a rare QB who played college ball in his late 20's and was drafted at the age of 29 in 2001. Weinke played for the Panthers from 2001 to 2006 and ranks fourth in franchise history with 3800 passing yards. His best season was in 2001 when Weinke started 15 games. That year, despite 19 picks, Weinke threw for career highs in yards (2931) and touchdown passes (11).
Rodney Peete (2652)-Journeyman Rodney Peete was basically the gap between Weinke and Delhomme, as he played for Carolina from 2002 to 2004 and started 14 games in 2003. Peete ranks fifth in team history with 2652 yards and his best season as a pro was 2002-that year, Peete had career best numbers in passing yards (2630), TD passes (15) with 14 interceptions.