Will Grier Could Start This Week for the Panthers

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Last Sunday, Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a sprained MCL in the team’s 46-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

 

Due to this, the Panthers are now left with a dilemma – who should they start if Bridgewater is unable to go? They currently have two options, former XFL star P.J. Walker, or former Mountaineer Will Grier.

 

Head Coach Matt Rhule did not lean either way when discussing the quarterbacks during his weekly press conference. However, he would elaborate on Will Grier, and his thoughts on the beloved West Virginia great, per the team’s site.

 

“Will has deserved the chance to play,” Rhule began. “He’s practiced really well and prepared really well. We could go the whole year with Will not getting in the game, and I would know exactly what we have with him because I see it day in and day out.”

 

Though Rhule gave Grier praise, it sounds like he may be hesitant to turn him loose on the field. With his comments, the confidence seems to be lacking with Grier in there at signal-caller, giving the impression that if Bridgewater is unable to go, then it will be Walker taking the reigns of the offense.

 

It remains to be seen, but don’t be surprised if Grier is once again looked over in the Panthers’ quarterback room.

 

Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for updates.

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!