Grier (foot) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Offensive coordinator Scott Turner noted that Grier isn't believed to have fractured his left foot in Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Saints, but the rookie signal-caller will don a walking boot as a precaution for now. The MRI should provide clarity on the extent of his injury and allow the Panthers to put an estimated timeline on his return to activity. Grier started the final two games for the Panthers but looked far from NFL ready, completing 28 of 52 attempts (53.8 percent) for 228 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions.
Grier (foot) won't return to Sunday's contest versus the Saints, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Grier didn't fare well in his brief time on the field, completing one of eight passes for four yards and one interception, losing a fumble and logging three rushes for five yards. The extent of his foot injury isn't known, but considering he initially was termed doubtful to return, it may be serious. Kyle Allen will lead the Panthers offense for the remainder of this contest.
Grier was removed from Sunday's game against the Saints due to a foot injury, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Grier limped off the field after a sack in the second quarter, and after an examination, he was carted to the locker room. Considered doubtful to return, he likely will end his day 1-for-8 passing for four yards, an interception and a lost fumble to go with three carries for five yards. Kyle Allen took over under center for the Panthers.
Interim coach Perry Fewell said Monday that Grier will retain the Panthers' starting quarterback job for the Week 17 matchup with the Saints, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Carolina will give the rookie third-round pick a chance to conclude the campaign on a high note after he struggled mightily in his NFL debut Week 16, despite having a favorable matchup against the vulnerable Colts pass defense. Though Grier wasn't helped by missing top wideout D.J. Moore (concussion) for much of the contest, the signal-caller still disappointed, completing 27 of 44 attempts for 224 yards (5.1 YPA), zero touchdowns and three interceptions while taking five sacks. Grier likely will need a more respectable showing against the Saints to give the Panthers more optimism heading into 2020 that he's even a viable backup option over the long haul.
Grier completed 27 of 44 passes for 224 yards and three interceptions during Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Colts. He added 17 yards on four carries. Grier had a few nice moments during his career debut for his hometown team, including a 12-yard completion between defenders to Curtis Samuel to convert a fourth down in the second quarter. Grier also got bit with a few of the chances he took, including an early interception into triple coverage. It'd be a lot to expect for him to improve much for the season finale against New Orleans, particularly as he may be without the Panthers' top target, D.J. Moore (concussion), and will face an uptick in competition. The Saints' pass defense entered this week as the league's 14th-best pass defense based on opponent passer rating as compared to Indianapolis' 28th-ranked pass defense.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|2||09/20||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||22.13|
|3||09/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|7||10/25||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|9||11/08||@Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|10||11/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||22.13|
|15||12/20||@Green Bay Packers||3||14.33|
|17||01/03||New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|3 Year Avg||53.8||228||0||4||22||0||1|