The Carolina Panthers do not have a quarterback controversy.

Let’s just end this once and for all.

We’re obviously not talking about the starting job. Barring a setback with rehab from shoulder surgery Cam Newton will start the Sept. 10 season opener at San Francisco.

This is about the backup job.

Because Derek Anderson has thrown an interception in each of the last two preseason games and the offense has struggled under him, because Joe Webb looked good in the first two games, it has raised the question about whether Webb should be the backup.

It shouldn’t be a question.

Anderson, for the most part, has gone against the opponent’s first-team or second-team defense while taking the reps for Newton. He was the victim of poor field position two weeks ago against Tennessee and a fumble by wide receiver Devin Funchess on the first possession.