Matt Moore has been through this before.
While with Carolina in 2009, Moore was called on to replace injured starter Jake Delhomme for the last five games of the season and went 4-1 with eight touchdown passes and only one interception.
The next April, Carolina drafted quarterback Jimmy Clausen in the second round and added Tony Pike in the sixth round.
Last season, Moore began as the backup to Chad Henne with the Miami Dolphins before Henne went down with a shoulder injury. After struggling in his first four starts, Moore was 6-3 in the last nine games, and his passer rating of 97.8 was the sixth-best in the league during that span.
But general manager Jeff Ireland made it clear after what was overall a disappointing 2011 season that his team needed to get better at the position, and he did his part in the offseason to address the problem.
''Jeff Ireland was very clear with me that they were going to go after somebody, if not two guys, which they did,'' Moore said. ''So there ...