After leaving fans waiting for much time, the Michigan Panthers have finally added a third Quarterback to their room. First reported on the 17th of March that the Panthers were signing a Quarterback, the move was confirmed by sources later that night. On the 18th of March, XFL News Hub reported that the Quarterback in question was former Nevada Wolfpack Signal Caller Carson Strong.
Strong comes to Michigan after spending 2022 with the Eagles and the back-half of the season with the Arizona Cardinals, Strong initially was a candidate to join the XFL, as he participated in Jordan Palmer’s QB workout in October. Strong who at one point was projected to be an NFL 1st round pick, fell due to Knee injuries and eventually went undrafted. Financially Strong has seen NFL success, as the Eagles gave him a 320,000 Signing Bonus, in addition to earning an additional $11,500 from the Arizona Cardinals in December.
Strong’s signing was initially supposed to happen earlier in March, however his recent appearance throwing at the NFL combine, may have delayed the signing. For Strong the opportunity to showcase his skill set in front of NFL scouts in Indianapolis in addition to joining the USFL, shows his drive to continue his professional football career no matter the level.
Strong now joins Eric Barriere, and Josh Love for the Panthers 2023 Quarterback competition. With a revamped Offensive Line, in addition to several new receivers, all three Quarterbacks have a great opportunity under Offensive Coordinator Eric Marty to “finish” drives, and improve upon the 2022 Michigan Panthers ability to move the ball, but not always score. For Strong, the former Nevada alum, now is given a fair chance to compete and improve his “stock” for NFL teams, moving into the 2023 season.