Will Grier is expected to get the start for the Panthers on Sunday against the Colts.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Panthers are planning to give Will Grier his first career NFL start on Sunday. They plan to make the official decision on Wednesday according to interim head coach Perry Fewell in his press conference.
Coming off of a 30-24 loss at the hands of the Seahawks, Fewell was not pleased with the performance from Kyle Allen. “Obviously I enjoyed his fourth quarter. I do believe there were some plays out there to be made and at times he did not make those plays that needed to be made and that goes along with the position of being at quarterback.” Even with the Panthers being eliminated from playoff contention, Fewell will still put up his best shot of winning as he is auditioning for the permanent starting job.
The Panthers drafted Will Grier in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 24-year-old out of West Virginia has yet to appear in a game since the preseason. Before being drafted 100th overall, the college standout threw for 3,864 yards as a senior. He threw for two touchdowns and three interceptions in four preseason appearances this year with the Panthers.
There has been a lot of talk the past few weeks about Grier in regards to his absence from the field. Many believe that his absence is a sign that he isn’t anywhere close to being a NFL starter. Regardless of the reason, if Fewell actually starts Grier a lot of fans will be excited to see what they got in their third round pick of last years draft. It’s finally time to see what he’s got.
Will Grier will potentially have two games (Colts and Saints) to show that he belongs in the NFL.