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This isn't going to be a very popular re-signing, but it is necessary. Hear me out.
With Jimmy Clausen, Tony Pike and Cam Newton on the roster, there is a combined total of two years of quarterback experience. It's highly unlikely that the Panthers will re-sign (or want) Brian St. Pierre or Keith Null, both of whom ended the season on the team's roster.
Since the number one overall pick in this year's draft was Newton, the Panthers aren't going to pursue a free agent quarterback who is going to want to be a starter, as Newton will be just that as soon as he is ready, if not right away.
That removes the team from the Matt Hasselbeck, Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Vince Young conversations right off the bat.
The Panthers will be looking for a veteran if they aren't able to re-sign Moore, which basically leaves only guys like Marc Bulger, Todd Collins, Billy Volek and the recently marooned Jake Delhomme out there.
Volek would be an attractive option, considering he has worked in offensive coordinator Rod Chudzinski's system for his entire career, if he hadn't already been all but removed from consideration by the Panthers' staff a while ago.
While Moore didn't have a stellar run in the 2010 season before forking over the reins to Clausen, he is still young, but has enough experience to be somewhat of a guide for Newton.
Already in his career, Moore has been through ups and downs that can be useful teaching tools for a high profile rookie quarterback with all the pressure in the world on his back.