Baker Mayfield Was Trending After Panthers Quarterback Decision

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – AUGUST 19: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Carolina Panthers appears on earlier than the preseason recreation between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on August 19, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Maddie Meyer/Getty Photos)

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The Carolina Panthers are making one other quarterback change.

On Tuesday, the staff named Sam Darnold their Week 12 starter. The 25-year-old will make his season debut, sending Baker Mayfield again to the bench.

Mayfield suffered an ankle harm in Week 5 however returned as a backup to PJ Walker earlier than beginning final Sunday. The previous No. 1 choose went 21 of 33 for 196 passing yards, no touchdowns, and two picks in a 13-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Carolina’s resolution had Social media buzzing about Mayfield’s downward trajectory.

ESPN’s David Newton questioned if the Panthers will reduce Mayfield when PJ Walker returns from a excessive ankle sprain. FS1’s Jason McIntyre requested whether or not Mayfield will even be within the league subsequent 12 months.

The 4 Man Rush podcast lamented Carolina buying Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns fairly than buying and selling for Jimmy Garoppolo, who’s posting a 104.1 quarterback score for the San Francisco 49ers.

As The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman famous, the Panthers have made fixed quarterback modifications over the previous 4 seasons. CatCrave’s Dean Jones asserted that their choices “all stink.”

Mayfield has thrown six touchdowns with an NFL-worst 17.8 QBR in seven video games this season. But Darnold was in the identical state of affairs final season, floundering with the Panthers after three years with the New York Jets.

The Panthers could return to the drafting board throughout their Week 13 bye if Darnold doesn’t impress in Sunday’s begin towards the Denver Broncos.

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