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Panthers tap Sam Darnold as starting QB in ex-Jet’s comeback quest

Sam Darnold is again in the saddle.

The Carolina Panthers introduced Tuesday that the previous New York Jets quarterback will begin Sunday towards the Denver Broncos.

Sunday will mark Darnold’s first begin of the season in Carolina, the place he competed for the starting job towards Baker Mayfield over the summer season. Darnold was anticipated to again up Mayfield, who gained the job in August, however suffered an ankle harm in a preseason recreation towards the Bills and was carted off.

Darnold, a former No. 3 total choose, began in 11 video games for the Panthers final season. Carolina went 4-7 in these begins.

Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold warms up on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.
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Darnold accomplished 59.6 p.c of his passes final year, throwing for six.2 yards per try, and logged 9 touchdowns towards 13 interceptions.

The Panthers have had a tough season. They are 3-8 and in final place in the NFC South. Head coach Matt Rhule was fired in the center of the season after accumulating an 11-27 file over two-and-a-half years.

Although this season is all however over for Carolina, Sunday is a chance for Darnold to point out to each the Panthers and different potential groups that he’s able to competing for a starting job.

Darnold, who arrived in Carolina in April 2021, will probably be a free agent after this season.

The Panthers are 2.5-point dwelling underdogs to the Broncos on Sunday.

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