According to Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com, the Panthers are set to release quarterback Jake Delhomme as early as tomorrow.

Delhomme is coming off a horrible year in which he threw 18 interceptions and had a QB rating of 59.4. However, Carolina signed Delhomme to a five-year, $42.5 million deal just last spring that included $20 million guaranteed (of which $12.5 million is still owed), so this certainly is a surprising move.

The Panthers offered Matt Moore, who performed admirably in five starts to end the season after Delhomme went down with a broken finger, a one-year tender worth over $3 million — apparently starter's money in this uncapped year.

Moore (pictured with Delhomme and coach John Fox) threw for eight TDs and only one INT in his five starts. More (no pun intended) importantly, the Panthers were 4-1 in those games.

Said Moore after he was given the tender: "My wife and I are ecstatic right now. I was surprised. I didn't know exactly what to expect, to be perfectly honest with you. When my agent called and told me about (the tender) I was really excited and really happy. I think it shows they have a lot of confidence in me, which is reassuring."

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Clearly, Carolina is set to give the starting job to Moore, but does Delhomme's release open the door for Michael Vick to come in as a backup/Wildcat QB?

Vick said he'd like to play for the Panthers during a radio interview this past weekend.

We shall see.