The Carolina Panthers will change quarterbacks once more, asserting this week that Sam Darnold will begin in opposition to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Darnold would be the third totally different quarterback in as many weeks to begin in middle for the Panthers, following Baker Mayfield getting the beginning in Week 11 in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens.
PJ Walker began at QB in Weeks 6-10, going 2-3 earlier than struggling an ankle harm.
Mayfield, who beat Darnold in coaching camp after being acquired in an offseason commerce to the Cleveland Browns, informed reporters Wednesday his future at Carolina is bleak.
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“There’s quite a bit within the air for the longer term right here, so I actually do not know,” Mayfield stated, in response to ESPN. “I am doing what I can, what I can management. I do know what my teammates consider me and the way I’ve dealt with issues right here. So I can stroll away from right here with my head held excessive and perceive that I’ve finished every little thing I can.”
Mayfield began the primary 5 video games of the 2022 season for the Panthers, going 1-4 earlier than struggling a excessive ankle sprain, which precipitated him to overlook a number of video games.
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In opposition to the Ravens, Mayfield threw for simply 196 yards with no touchdowns, being picked off twice within the fourth quarter of the 13-3 loss.
“It is a loopy 12 months,” Mayfield stated. “Loads of unusual issues are taking place [at quarterback around the league]. . . . The quarterback room just about dealt with it one of the simplest ways attainable, rolling with the punches. We’re simply doing what we’re informed.”
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Darnold missed the primary 10 weeks of the season with a sprained ankle after enjoying 11 video games final 12 months.
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“I am simply excited to play soccer,” Darnold stated, in response to The Charlotte Observer. “I am excited to have the ability to go on the market and play with the blokes. Crucial factor for me is to play constantly and take what they offer me. I feel that would be the story of the day on Sunday, and I am excited to go on the market and do what I can to assist this workforce win.”
It is a tumultuous season for the Panthers, who fired head coach Matt Rhule 5 video games into the common season.