August 18, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • The Panthers haven’t any speedy plans of buying and selling Sam Darnold
  • Darnold will compete with Baker Mayfield for the beginning quarterback place
  • Mayfield’s arrival shuts the door on a potential Cam Newton return

The Carolina Panthers are getting ready to including Baker Mayfield, somebody who’s more likely to be the group’s starter for the approaching NFL season.

Nevertheless, there are questions within the air so far as what lies forward for Sam Darnold.

Darnold, the third general decide of the New York Jets within the 2018 NFL Draft, might discover himself displaced with the arrival of Mayfield.

Regardless, it seems the Panthers will keep on with the 25-year-old California native for now.

In accordance with a number of stories, Carolina has no speedy plans of buying and selling away the previous USC Trojan.

As a substitute, it seems that Darnold and Mayfield can be competing to find out who the Panthers’ beginning quarterback can be for the approaching NFL season.

In 2021, Darnold drew consideration for his scorching begin. All that was doused after he suffered an harm as he ended the season at 4-7 as a starter, finishing 59.9% of his passes for two,572 yards.

Darnold additionally had 9 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Furthermore, he rushed for 222 yards and 5 touchdowns however had 9 fumbles.

Darnold is because of make $18.86 million for the 2022-23 NFL season, close to what Mayfield was initially speculated to make.

Mayfield, who’s initially owed $18.8 million, agreed to a pay lower to assist facilitate the commerce from the Cleveland Browns to Carolina.

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Regardless of stories claiming that the Panthers don’t intend to commerce Darnold, a tempting provide might alter that stance.

However assessing the Californian standout’s efficiency in his first 4 seasons, curiosity in Darnold is probably not that top.

Tied to the latest transfer of Mayfield is the standing of Cam Newton.

With Mayfield, Darnold and Matt Corral manning the quarterback rotation, the possibilities of presumably seeing the 2015 NFL MVP return to Carolina could have been shut down.

After a stint with the New England Patriots in 2020, Newton returned to Carolina in 2021.

The reunion electrified the Carolina group, however the experiment turned out to be a disappointment general.

Therefore, Newton must search for one other NFL group this season with hopes of continuous his professional soccer profession.

Sam Darnold Photograph: Getty Photographs | Chris Graythen

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