Carolina Panthers Rookie Spotlight: QB Donald Gordon
QB Donald Gordon – R3P5 2024 Draft
The hometown kid. Recruited as an athlete by UNC-Charlotte, Gordon ended up winning the starting job at quarterback as a freshman. He went on to break several records at the school, throwing 37 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions during his junior season, and leading his team to a conference championship, helping Charlotte finish with a top 25 ranking and a bowl game win.
When the Panthers used their 3rd round pick on Gordon in this past draft, it was obvious the Panthers had a vision for him. In the preseason, Gordon flashed his amazing athleticism and put together a few highlight reel worthy plays that earned him a spot on the team. How the Panthers will use him in the regular season is yet to be season – but one thing is for sure – Donald Gordon is too talented to sit on the bench every game.
Outlook: Carolina will find creative ways to get the ball in Gordon’s hands during every game. Expect Carolina to install wildcat formations and use them as early as Week 1.
Season stat prediction: 35/68 608 yards 5 passing TDs, 2 INTs, 350 rushing yards 4 rushing TDs, 2 fumbles