Weinke not showing staff he was a winner

Updated: September 2, 2002, 5:11 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

Just one week shy of the season opener, and in the latest bizarre twist in an historically unstable Carolina Panthers quarterback situation, the team has elected to bench Chris Weinke and elevate Rodney Peete to the starting job.

Team and league sources confirmed that, after evaluating the position, the organization feels Peete offers the Panthers the best chance to win.

"It's just something we felt we had to do after looking at the situation," said one Panthers official.

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