Sam Darnold is no longer the starting QB of the Carolina Panthers and he’s taking the news pretty hard.
Last week, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule officially announced the team’s QB competition was over and that Baker Mayfield would be named the starting QB for week one.
Panthers have announced Baker Mayfield will be their starting QB for opening day @brgridiron
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While speaking to the media on Tuesday, Darnold gave his honest reaction to losing the starting QB job to Mayfield.
“I think for me, personally, it sucks — to be quite honest. It’s just tough whenever you go into camp battling for a starting job, putting everything out there to be the starter and it doesn’t go your way. There’s no sense of relief or anything like that for me,”
“Obviously, it didn’t go my way, “Coach named Baker the starter. And my mindset is—it is what it is. And for me, right now, I’m gonna do everything I can to support Baker and get him ready to play a game. Obviously, we still got one more preseason game left, so I’m focused on that. But when the regular season comes around, I’m gonna do everything I can to support him and be ready for when my time comes.”
Sam Darnold on Carolina naming Baker Mayfield the starting quarterback pic.twitter.com/eXWXXJZPFR
— Ellis L. Williams (@BookofEllis) August 22, 2022