Panthers still not looking to trade QB Sam Darnold  visit :  post by.

We appear to be moving ever-closer to Baker Mayfield being named the Carolina Panthers' starting quarterback.

However, that does not necessarily imply that Sam Darnold will soon be benched.

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

Wilson predicts that Carolina will terminate their competition for the starting job after the second preseason game.

"However, even if Mayfield is managing the offense, it doesn't necessarily follow that Darnold will be leaving town.

A league source confirmed one again that Darnold is not being made available through a potential trade, which was not unexpected.

Carolina might maintain the same position they did on Darnold around two weeks ago—that he's not going anywhere—despite the fact that this conflict is almost over.

On August 8, when a rumor that the Panthers were shopping the quarterback circulated, Darnold informed reporters that general manager Scott Fitterer had reassured him that he wasn't up for grabs.

"Darnold remarked after a workout in camp. “ So, to be very honest, I didn't even notice it until he even spoke to me.