The Carolina Panthers will start quarterback Kyle Allen for at least one more game in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans.
There was some question as to who would start against the Tennessee Titans in Week 9 for the Carolina Panthers, but head coach Ron Rivera confirmed his starter on Monday.
Newton has missed the Panthers’ last five games while dealing with a Lisfranc injury. In his place, Allen has compiled a 4-1 record as a starter, with his lone loss coming in a Week 8 thrashing at the hands of the undefeated San Francisco 49ers.
Allen struggled in his only losing effort as the Panthers’ starter. He threw for just 158 yards, barely completed 50 percent of his passes and threw three picks against the vaunted Niners defense that has been stifling opposing offenses all season long.
To say one way or the other if this is a good or bad thing for the Titans is tough to put our finger on. Newton was struggling before being put on the shelf, but a lot of that could have had to do with the injury he was dealing with.
Allen has been solid for the Panthers and is winning games, however his overall numbers don’t really jump off the page at you. The biggest difference between these two signal-callers is that Newton creates an extra problem with his ability to run, while Allen does not.
The good thing about having this confirmed so early in the week is that the Titans now don’t have to prepare for two quarterbacks not knowing who the starter will be. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees and Co. can now focus on getting ready for Allen only.