Panthers still not looking to trade QB Sam Darnold
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Panthers still not looking to trade QB Sam Darnold

Panthers still not looking to trade QB Sam Darnold

The day when Baker Mayfield ultimately receives the starting quarterback job from the Carolina Panthers seems to be drawing nearer and closer. However, that does not necessarily imply that they are going any closer to benching Sam Darnold.

The Panthers are still not looking for a trade for the 25-year-old quarterback, according to Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson.

The end of Carolina’s competition for the starting job under center “is expected to happen after the second preseason game,” according to Wilson. Nevertheless, even though Mayfield is now in charge of the offense, Darnold may still stay in town.

It is not unexpected that a league source reaffirmed that Darnold is not being made available through a hypothetical deal.

Even though this conflict is likely to come to a conclusion, Carolina might still hold the same opinion of Darnold as they had approximately two weeks ago: that he is not going anywhere. Darnold informed reporters that general manager Scott Fitterer had reassured him that he wasn’t up for grabs after a rumor about the Panthers shopping the quarterback surfaced back on Aug. 8.

Panthers still not looking to trade QB Sam Darnold



GLENDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 14: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter at State Farm Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Darnold stated after a training camp practice, “I talked to Scott and he said not to worry about it. So, I’ll be honest—I didn’t even notice it before he talked to me. So, as I’ve stated and will continue to say, I’ll keep doing everything I can to help this team and myself position ourselves for success.

His place will most likely be on the sidelines, at least to begin the season.

Even though this conflict is likely to come to a conclusion, Carolina might still hold the same opinion of Darnold as they had approximately two weeks ago: that he is not going anywhere. Darnold informed reporters that general manager Scott Fitterer had reassured him that he wasn’t up for grabs after a rumor about the Panthers shopping the quarterback surfaced back on Aug. 8.

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