Carolina Panthers’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders
The Carolina Panthers have been an NFL franchise since 1995, and were almost instantly contending. They made it to the NFC title game in 1996, and made it to the Super Bowl after the 2003 season, but lost to New England in that one. The Panthers have fielded some talented quarterbacks too and here is a short list of the team’s all-time leaders to date in passing touchdowns:
Jake Delhomme (120)—Jake Delhomme has played most of his career in Carolina as I write this in 2010, from 2003 to 2009. Delhomme ranks first in Panthers’ history with 120 touchdown passes, and his best season was the year after he helped lead Carolina to a Super Bowl berth—2004. That year, Delhomme had career highs in passing yards (3886) and touchdown passes (29) with 15 interceptions.
Steve Beuerlein (86)—Journeyman QB Steve Beuerlein played for Carolina from 1996 to 2000, and he ranks second in franchise history with 86 TD passes. Beuerlein had his best season in the NFL with Carolina in 1999, the year he also went to the Pro Bowl for the only time in his career. That year, Beuerlein threw for career highs in yards (4436, led the NFL) and touchdown passes (36), with 15 picks.
Kerry Collins (47)—Kerry Collins began his career in Carolina, playing for the Panthers from 1995 to 1998, and he ranks third in team history with 47 touchdown passes. Collins had a career best 22 touchdown passes with the Giants in 2000, but his best season with the Panthers helped land him in the Pro Bowl. That was in 1996, when Collins threw for 2454 yards, 14 TD passes and 9 interceptions.
Matt Moore (16)—Matt Moore is somewhere on the depth chart between first and third as I write this in 2010, but he is already fourth in Panthers’ history with 16 TD passes. Moore had been with Carolina since 2007, and his best season so far was 2009, when he came in for Jake Delhomme and sparked the Panthers. That year, in just five starts, Moore threw for 1053 yards, 8 touchdowns and 2 picks.
Rodney Peete (15)—Rodney Peete played for Carolina from 2002 to 2004, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 15 touchdown passes. Peete had his best season as a Panther, in 2002. That year, he had career highs in passing yards (2630) and touchdown passes (15), with 14 interceptions.