David Gettis played what was easily the best game of his brief NFL career, catching eight passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns as Carolina (1-5) won its first game of the season.
The final catch came when Panthers quarterback Matt Moore went right back to Gettis in a similar situation. Trailing 20-13 with a third-and-2 at the San Francisco 23 and 1 minute, 59 seconds to go, Moore went back to Gettis deep.
Gettis is a sixth-round draft choice out of Baylor whom the Panthers hope will turn into their version of New Orleans receiver Marques Colston. Moore targeted Gettis nine times in Sunday's game. Gettis caught eight of those, including a 39-yard deep ball and an 18-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Gettis is a guy to keep an eye on, as the Panthers were desperately hurting for a WR2 to step up alongside of Steve L. Smith. The news bodes well for Smith owners too as it may free him up a bit more.