The Carolina Panthers have made their quarterback decision.
According to multiple league sources, the Panthers have decided to keep sixth-round pick Tony Pike as their third quarterback and waive Hunter Cantwell.
Neither passer lit it up in the preseason, with Pike finishing with a team-high 58.4 passer rating to Cantwell’s 57.2.
Starter Matt Moore finished with a 56.1 rating and rookie backup Jimmy Clausen had a 46.8 rating.
Cantwell opened training camp as Moore’s backup based on his experience, and had the strongest arm on the team by far. But the Panthers went with Pike based in part on the intangibles they saw as similar to former quarterback Jake Delhomme.