OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
2 weeks ago

Anderson completed 36 of 53 passes for 453 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions in five games played, including two starts, this season.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson played extensively in two games this season, beginning in Week 4 against the Falcons after Cam Newton was knocked out with a concussion, and then by starting with Newton sidelined the following game. Unlike when Anderson successfully filled in for Newton last season, he threw two interceptions in both of those games this term, and then threw a pick on his lone attempt after starting Carolina's Week 13 loss to the Seahawks, when Newton was benched for the first series of the game due to a dress code violation. Despite those mistakes, the 33-year-old is generally viewed as one of the more reliable backups in the league, which figures to remain his role as he enters the final year of his current contract with the Panthers.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Anderson (illness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson was out sick all week. In his absence, Joe Webb will inherit backup duties behind starting quarterback Cam Newton (right shoulder), who's officially listed as questionable to play.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
2 months ago

Anderson started at quarterback and threw an interception on his lone passing attempt in Sunday night's loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson was promoted to the Panthers' starting quarterback job after Cam Newton violated team dress code, and although Anderson was only slated to play Carolina's opening series, he still threw an interception on the team's first offensive play. The veteran returned to his backup position thereafter, and figures to serve as the Panthers' second-stringer as usual going forward.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
3 months ago

Anderson completed 18 of 28 passes for 278 yards and two interceptions in Monday night's loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed once for four yards, but lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson, who was making his third career start for the Panthers, showed great command of Carolina's offense, averaging 9.9 yards per attempt, but his three turnovers proved very costly Monday. While the 33-year-old's first interception was off a tipped pass, his second-half fumble came with the team driving. Even worse, on the Panthers' next possession, Anderson forced a throw on first-and-goal from the one-yard line for his second pick of the night. Those back-breaking turnovers ultimately ruined an otherwise decent game from Anderson, who will return to his usual backup quarterback position if teammate Cam Newton (concussion) is cleared before Sunday's game against the Saints.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
3 months ago

Anderson will earn the start for Cam Newton (concussion) on Monday versus the Buccaneers, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The concussion protocol remains Newton's domain following the big hit he took last Sunday in Atlanta. As a result, Anderson will be under center for his third career start as a Panther. In the first two, he completed 49 of 74 passes for 507 yards and three touchdowns, all against the Buccaneers during the 2014 season.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
4 months ago

Anderson is preparing to start Monday's game against the Buccaneers due to Cam Newton's bout with a concussion, the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Newton was absent from the first practice of Week 5 preparations as he attempts to work his way through the NFL's protocol for head injuries. In the meantime, Anderson took the first-team snaps as he readies himself for his first start since the 2014 season. If he's called upon, as appears increasingly likely, he'll look to uphold his standard in 19 games as a Panther, which includes 69.5 percent passing, 970 yards, and seven touchdowns versus two interceptions.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
4 months ago

Anderson completed 17 of 23 passes for 172 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson entered the game after teammate Cam Newton (concussion) was knocked out during the fourth quarter. Even though Anderson only played a little over nine minutes, he still managed to rack up 23 passing attempts, as the Panthers sought to come back from behind. While his first two series ended with touchdown passes, Anderson's final two series both saw him throw interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown. Overall, it was an eventful cameo from the 33-year-old backup, who would figure to start next Monday night against the Buccaneers if Newton is unable to clear protocol by then.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
5 months ago

Anderson completed 12 of 20 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

One of the league's more highly regarded backups, Anderson doesn't have much to gain or lose during the preseason. Carolina may opt to carry three quarterbacks for a third straight year, as third-stringer Joe Webb contributes on special teams.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
1 year ago1 Comment

Anderson signed a two-year contract extension with the Panthers on Wednesday, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson was headed for free agency in the 2016 offseason, but proved sufficiently serviceable in securing two victories against the Buccaneers last year to prompt the Panthers to once again retain him as veteran insurance. The 32-year-old enters his fifth season overall backing up Cam Newton, and is expected to only be called upon in case of injury to the team's franchise quarterback. Terms of the extension were not disclosed, but Jones reports that Anderson was set to earn $1.175 million in 2015 under the terms of his previous contract.

OUTDerek Anderson
QB CAR (7)
2 years ago

Anderson wrapped up the 2014 season with 701 passing yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions in six games played, including two starts.

Anderson was promoted to starter on two occasions this season when franchise quarterback Cam Newton was injured. In doing so, the former Pro Bowler Anderson performed quite admirably, leading the Panthers to a pair of wins while combining for over 500 passing yards to go with three touchdowns. The veteran's remaining production came during the waning stages of other contests, which more closely coincides with the backup role he figures to continue in next season with the Panthers.