Matt Corral

NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Matt Corral, Panthers, Saints

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis says that WR Jaelon Darden has plenty of room for improvement ahead of the 2022 season. He played sparingly as a fourth-round rookie but there’s an opening this season with Chris Godwin‘s ACL recovery. “I’m really proud of him, and that’s another young guy...
Picture for NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Matt Corral, Panthers, Saints

“Arrow is definitely pointing up” for Matt Corral

FILE – Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) passes against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Starkville, Miss. The Southeastern Conference’s most prolific offense clashes with one of the better defenses in the Big 12 when No. 8 Mississippi meets sixth-ranked Baylor in the Sugar Bowl. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Picture for “Arrow is definitely pointing up” for Matt Corral
Cat Scratch Reader

NFC South notebook: Can Matt Corral steal the starting duties?

Let’s take a look around the NFC South and check out the latest SB Nation news and notes for each team, starting with our Panthers. We grab the biggest headlines for each team along with the author’s sub-heading, or a sentence from the article to describe the piece.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule 'warming' to idea of Sam Darnold, Matt Corral atop depth chart

Those who have paid any attention to the situation are likely aware that the Carolina Panthers have repeatedly been linked in rumors and reports with Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and San Francisco 49ers veteran Jimmy Garoppolo. Carolina allegedly is in "no rush" to pull the trigger on a trade for either, potentially because individuals around the NFL seem to believe both Mayfield and Garoppolo will ultimately be released at some point before preseason games get underway in August.
Cat Scratch Reader

Can Matt Corral overcome his draft status and become an NFL starter?

There’s a famous saying about football teams with a struggling quarterback: Nobody’s more popular than the backup quarterback. Around these parts that makes Matt Corral, the former Ole Miss star whom the Panthers selected at No. 94 in the third round this year, a popular man. Carolina’s front office gave up a 2023 third round pick to move up to from the fourth round in the 2022 draft to land Corral so they must have some faith in him. Corral’s slide into the third round was somewhat unexpected as many mock drafts had him going somewhere in the mid- to late-first round.’s projection is that Corral will become a good starter within two years and “good” quarterbacks don’t normally go unclaimed in a pass-happy NFL.
CBS Sports

Panthers' Matt Corral: Rejoins team Wednesday

Corral (personal) returned to OTAs on Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Corral spent time away from the team during last week's voluntary offseason work due to a family tragedy. The rookie third-round pick will now resume working to pick up Carolina's offensive scheme, and to potentially compete with Sam Darnold for the starting quarterback job.

4 obstacles that could prevent Matt Corral from playing in 2022

What potential obstacles could prevent Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral from getting on the field during his rookie campaign in 2022?. Expectations are quite modest for Matt Corral in 2022 after the Carolina Panthers traded up into the third-round for the quarterback during the draft. This was seen as a potential long-term starter and a risk worth taking at the time, but whether the Ole Miss product can generate significant starting reps in Year 1 of his professional career is debatable.

NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers, Matt Corral

Buccaneers QB Kyle Trask said he’s not focused on his current spot on the depth chart. “That’s out of my control… I’m just worried about what I can control and I like to compete,” he said via the Athletic’s Greg Auman. “Me and Blaine [Gabbert] have had a really good couple weeks of OTAs, we all love playing football and competing. Like I said, we’re just focused on getting better and that’s all we can do at the end of the day.”

Matt Corral absent from Panthers' workouts citing 'family tragedy'

Former Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral placed a call to Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule at approximately 5:30 a.m. ET today to say he would not be available for practice. Corral is reportedly dealing with a "family tragedy" of which the details are not known at this time. “We...