Sam Darnold, Christian McCaffrey working out together

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Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is wasting no time in getting on the same page with his teammates.

Darnold and Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey worked out together last week in California, and Jordan Palmer, the former NFL quarterback who works as a private coach for Darnold during the offseason, told Peter King in this week’s Football Morning in America that they’re already making good progress.

“You could see the communication and chemistry being built already,” Palmer said. “They’re on the same page about a lot of things already. For Sam, that’s 20-plus snaps every game where the quarterback doesn’t have to manufacture a play.”

The Panthers have signaled that they believe in Darnold, having traded a sixth-round pick this year and second- and fourth-round picks next year for him, and having said they’ll pick up his fifth-year option in 2022. Darnold is expecting to work with McCaffrey for the long haul.

3 responses to “Sam Darnold, Christian McCaffrey working out together

  1. Anyone who watched Sam play at USC knows that he is a tremendous talent. He will have an excellent season with the coaching staff in Carolina.

  2. As someone who watches the Jets, I hope Darnold does very well.
    Then it shows how monumentally incompetent Adam Gase, and the fill in owner Chris Johnson, are.

    Good luck Sam.

  3. He should get his time in with McCaffrey now cause he’ll probably be injured by week #4.

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