Will Grier
Will Grier
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Drafted in the third round last year, Grier was deemed as a potential insurance policy should then-starter Cam Newton endure more injury struggles. When Newton went down after two games, however, the Panthers started Kyle Allen in 13 of their last 14 outings, with Grier only getting the call Week 16 due to an Allen injury. Overall, Grier completed under 55 percent of his passes and threw no touchdowns versus four interceptions as a rookie. This season, the Panthers no longer roster Newton or Allen, but Teddy Bridgewater and PJ Walker were acquired to replace them. With Bridgewater tabbed as the starter, Grier is now slated to compete with Walker for second-string duties under new coach Matt Rhule, whose experience coaching Walker in college gives Grier an additional hurdle to clear ahead of his second season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $3.85 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2019.
Clear of foot injury
QBCarolina Panthers
June 24, 2020
Grier (foot) was fully cleared of his bone bruise and mid-foot sprain in February, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The 2019 third-round pick started the final two games of his rookie year and completed 28 of 52 passes for 228 yards and four interceptions, but he went down in the season finale with the foot injury. Grier certainly struggled in his first NFL showing, but the Panthers were in a complete tailspin throughout the second half of the season. Teddy Bridgewater is set to start after signing a three-year, $63 million deal, while Grier will battle XFL standout P.J. Walker for backup duties.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Will Grier's 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
28.8%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
10.3%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
3.8%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Will Grier's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.84 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Grier was drafted in the third round this year to back up Cam Newton in Carolina. Opportunities will be scarce, unless Newton is injured, but Grier is a work in progress anyway. Although his arm strength is merely average, Grier is an accurate passer (67.0 completion rate last year). He is described by scouts as having a gunslinger mentality even if he doesn't have a gunslinger's arm, which is probably why he gets reckless at times - 20 interceptions in two seasons at West Virginia. Still, he threw for 7,354 years and 71 touchdowns the last two years for the Mountaineers, showing plenty of upside. Carolina's receiving corps is rather pedestrian, though second-year WR D.J. Moore has big-play potential. If nothing else, Grier can always dump it off to Christian McCaffrey and Greg Olsen.
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Getting MRI on foot
QBCarolina Panthers
Foot
December 30, 2019
Grier (foot) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Won't be back Sunday
QBCarolina Panthers
Foot
December 29, 2019
Grier (foot) won't return to Sunday's contest versus the Saints, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Suffers foot injury
QBCarolina Panthers
Foot
December 29, 2019
Grier was removed from Sunday's game against the Saints due to a foot injury, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Keeping starting job for finale
QBCarolina Panthers
December 23, 2019
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.
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Tosses three picks in debut
QBCarolina Panthers
December 22, 2019
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.
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