On Wednesday, Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said that quarterback Sam Darnold will start instead of Cam Newton.
Sam Darnold suffered a shoulder injury in the ninth week of the game and was later added to the injury reserve list. Cam Newton has led the team to defeat in the last five games.
Matt Rhule said: “Sam Darnold has made a lot of effort to get back to his state. I think Sam Darnold also showed some good parts last week…. We will also give Sam Darnold the opportunity to show his ability later.”
Sam Darnold and Cam Newton played in the 32-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sam Darnold completed 15 passes in 32 passes and advanced 190 yards. The Carolina Panthers is currently determined to miss the playoffs, and Sam Darnold is the only quarterback with a contract next season. Matt Rhule therefore wanted to make a better evaluation of Sam Darnold.
“I hope Sam Darnold can play the performance of the first game: passing the ball in a timely manner, strong offensive desire.” Matt Rhule said, “I hope Sam Darnold plays more aggressively, cooperates with the system, and actively offensive.”