OPINION: Will Grier Might Not Be an NFL Level Talent

Morgantown, West Virginia – Despite an incredibly productive collegiate career at Florida and West Virginia, it just hadn’t translated at the next level for former Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier.

Grier, who threw for 8,556 yards, 83 touchdowns and 21 interceptions during his college career, has just never found the same success in the NFL.

In fact, Grier, statistically, has been downright terrible.  

Entering his third season with the Carolina Panthers, Grier has played in only two regular season games.  During those two games, Grier is 28/52 for 228 yards (4.4 yards per pass) with 0 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

His career passer rating is an appalling 2.8. Yes, 2.8.

In today’s preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, Grier was better but still not good enough, finishing 6/10 for 31 yards and a long pass of 8 yards.

That’s just not going to get it done in the NFL.

In comparison PJ Walker, who is battling Grier as Sam Darnold’s backup, was 10/21 for 161 yards, 1 touchdown and a quarterback rating of 89.6.

While the Panthers have been exceptionally patient with Grier, one has to wonder how much longer the franchise will continue to struggle before ultimately cutting ties with the former 3rd round pick.

Grier, now 26, isn’t getting any younger and unfortunately he just has proven that he belongs in the NFL during his limited playing time with the Panthers so far.