Sam Darnold has been carted off after he suffered a foot injury during the preseason game.
A few days ago, Darnold spoke candidly to reporters after Panthers coach Matt Rhule announced that Baker Mayfield had been named the team’s starting quarterback.
Darnold, who competed against the former Browns quarterback for the top job, noted that while “it sucks” to lose, the former Jets quarterback is going to do “everything [he] can to support” Mayfield as the team readies to face Cleveland in Week 1.
“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,” Darnold said, according to Panthers Wire. “There’s no sense of relief or anything like that for me,” in regard to the quarterback battle being over.
The No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Darnold began his career with the Jets before being traded to the Panthers in April 2021.
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