Reserve Quarterback Jacob Eaton has been released by the Panthers.
The Carolina Panthers are preparing for a new season in which they are surprising their fans.
The Panthers finished 7-10 and missed the playoffs last season, but their roster looks set for a 2023 campaign that could be surprisingly competitive.
In this upcoming 2023 season, the team’s roster starts with new quarterback Bryce Young, the Panthers drafted him as the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft last month. The Panthers also selected running back Miles Sanders and wide receivers DJ Chark and Adam Thielen.
Depth behind Bryce Young will be the starter, and Panthers released reserve QB Jacob Eaton on Thursday.
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Jacob Eaton played his college football first at the University of Georgia. Then the University of Washington, and as a junior with the Huskies, he threw for 3,132 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Jacob Eaton was a fourth-round draft pick in 2020 by the Indianapolis Colts and spent his rookie season on the sidelines as the third-stringer behind Philip Rivers and Jacoby Brissett.
He finally got on the field for a regular-season game in 2021, only to be waived in October and signed by the Seattle Seahawks for the rest of the season.
The Panthers signed Eason last summer, and Baker Mayfield and P.J. He played in Week 6 after both Walkers were injured.
So far, the Panthers have a great backup behind Young: Andy Dalton, a 12-year veteran who started 14 games for the New Orleans Saints last season and had a passer rating of 95.2.
With Derek Carr under center, the Saints are early favorites to win the NFC South, but with a relative lack of depth in the conference, the Panthers could make the playoffs if Young does well as a rookie.