Quarterback Controversy: Panthers Need to Ride the hot Hand but Saints Should Turn Back to Brees

Bill Enright

Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Allen both kept their teams in the win column when Drew Brees and Cam Newton went out with injuries. But now that the starters are healthy, what should the Saints and Panthers do with their quarterback situation? Former NFL QB Mark Malone weighs in.

Kyle Allen is the first QB since 1950 with a 5-0 career start and no interceptions

When the Panthers announced they are turning the offense over to Kyle Allen in Week 3 while Cam Newton recovered from his foot injury no one expected the Panthers to peel off four straight wins with Allen under-center. Yet that's exactly what happened. While throwing seven touchdowns in four games, Allen has helped lead Carolina to victories over the Cardinals, Texans, Jaguars, and Buccaneers.

But now that Cam Newton is healthy, what should the Panthers do with their up and coming QB who is undefeated in his five career starts? 

Former NFL QB Mark Malone joined Jim Cramer on Bull Market Fantasy to discuss the Panthers QB predicament. 

Teddy Bridgewater has the Saints sitting pretty in the NFC South

Drew Brees broke his thumb in Week 2 against the Rams and has been sidelined since. Teddy Bridgewater came off the bench in that content to throw for 165 yards in a losing effort. But he's led the Saints to five straight wins since that loss including impressive wins over the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Bears. 

Like Kyle Allen and Cam Newton, the Saints starting QB is now ready to return to action. But unlike the Panthers situation, deciding to go back to the start or ride the hot hand with the backup is not even a debate. Malone weighed in on why Sean Payton and the Saints need to turn back to their future Hall of Fame quarterback. 

What do you think about the QB situations in New Orleans and Carolina? Should the Panthers turn back to Cam Newton? Should the Saints keep Bridgewater under-center? Let us know in the comments below.