Will Grier
Will Grier
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Carolina Panthers
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.85 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2019.
Commits two turnovers
QBCarolina Panthers
August 29, 2019
Grier completed 11 of 18 passes for 189 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Thursday night's 25-19 preseason win over the Steelers. He also rushed once for five yards but lost a fumble.
Grier entered the game after watching Kyle Allen put the Panthers in field-goal range on their first offensive drive. Although a 54-yard completion on Grier's first attempt helped him get the team to the five-yard line on their second series, he was subsequently stripped while attempting a potential touchdown pass, suddenly resulting in an 88-yard return for a score the other way. Grier would rebound from that disappointment by leading a field-goal drive immediately after, and he also found Aldrick Robinson for a 34-yard TD toward the end of the second quarter, but an interception from his own 14-yard line set up a Pittsburgh touchdown just before halftime. Overall, it was an uneven outing for the rookie, leaving it questionable whether he or Allen will serve as Cam Newton's backup in Week 1.
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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.
6' 1"
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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Closes third exhibition outing
QBCarolina Panthers
August 22, 2019
Grier completed four of eight passes for 44 yards in Thursday night's 10-3 preseason loss to the Patriots.
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Tosses touchdown in victory
QBCarolina Panthers
August 8, 2019
Grier completed nine of 16 passes for 77 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Thursday night's 23-13 preseason win over the Bears. He also rushed once for 20 yards.
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Nabbed by Carolina in third round
QBCarolina Panthers
April 26, 2019
The Panthers selected Grier in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 100th overall.
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Injury behind bowl game absence
QBFree Agent
January 22, 2019
Grier indicated Tuesday that torn ligaments in his ankle prevented him from playing in West Virginia's bowl game against Syracuse, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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