There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers.
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I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Texans and Panthers.
David Carr was selected as the first overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Carr played for the Texans from 2002 to 2006 before moving on to other teams, including the Panthers, Giants, and the 49ers.
Though he entered the league with much promise, Carr’s career was largely marked by the high number of times he was sacked, particularly during his tenure with the Texans. He was sacked a record 76 times in his rookie season, which hampered his development and performance.
While his career as a starter did not live up to the expectations that come with being a first overall draft pick, Carr did find some success in a backup role. Carr finished his NFL career with more than 14,000 passing yards and 65 touchdowns.
Carr Key Stats
- 3000+ Passing Yards (Texans)
Kyle Allen entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Despite going undrafted, he managed to make a name for himself relatively quickly. Allen signed with the Carolina Panthers and got his first real opportunity to start in the 2019 season when Cam Newton was sidelined with an injury.
He started off strong, but his performance waned as the season progressed. Allen was traded to the Washington Football Team (formerly known as the Washington Redskins) in 2020, reuniting him with his former coach Ron Rivera.
Over the course of his NFL career, Allen has shown flashes of promise but has been inconsistent at times. His stats aren’t particularly eye-popping, but he has proven to be a serviceable backup and spot starter in the league.
Allen Key Stats
- 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Panthers)
Jake Delhomme had a prominent career in the NFL, mainly remembered for his time as a quarterback with the Carolina Panthers. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent, signing with the New Orleans Saints in 1997, but it was with the Panthers that he truly made a name for himself.
Delhomme joined the Carolina Panthers in 2003 and immediately made an impact, leading the team to a Super Bowl appearance in his first season as their starter. Though the Panthers lost to the Patriots, Delhomme’s performance throughout that season and in the playoffs established him as a top quarterback in the league.
During his career with the Panthers (2003-2009), Delhomme was named to the Pro Bowl in 2005, and he left the team holding several franchise records, including highest quarterback rating in a single season and most career fourth-quarter comeback wins.
Delhomme Key Stats
- Pro Bowl (Panthers)
- 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Panthers)
Shayne Graham is a former placekicker who had a lengthy NFL career. He was initially signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000. Graham played for several teams throughout his career, including the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons, among others.
He is perhaps best known for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named a 2nd-team All-Pro in 2005. During that season, he made 28 of 32 field goal attempts and all 47 of his extra-point tries.
Graham’s reliability as a kicker made him a sought-after player for many teams looking for stability at the position. Over the course of his career, he scored over 1,200 points, making him one of the more productive kickers in NFL history. He has also been remarkably accurate, with a career field goal percentage of 85.5%.