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Phil Simms: Kyle Allen Isn't the Future in Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 17: Kyle Allen #7 of the Carolina Panthers during the first half during their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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Does Kyle Allen have the makings of long-term success as an NFL quarterback? One former Super Bowl MVP isn't so sure. Or at least he doesn't believe he's a franchise savior.

On CBS' The NFL Today, Phil Simms offered a less-than-glowing review of Carolina Panthers rookie Kyle Allen's future with the franchise.

Allen took over the Panthers starting quarterback role from Cam Newton in Week 2 and won his first four starts, throwing seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Carolina placed Newton on injured reserve in November, ending his season and giving the keys to Allen for the rest of the 2019 season, leaving open the possibility that Newton's time with the Panthers was over.

However, Allen's performance has taken a 180-degree turn over the past four games, as he's tossed three touchdowns against nine interceptions, including four last week against the Buccaneers. The Panthers have lost three of their last four, and Allen's recent play has led many to question whether he truly is the answer in Carolina.

At least one former QB doesn't think so.