Sam Darnold: As far as I know, I’m the starting quarterback

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Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold threw three interceptions in the second half of Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Patriots, which led him to make a very self-aware comment when he spoke to reporters after the game.

Darnold said that he’s “fully aware I didn’t play my best football today” and the outing continued an extended stretch of rocky play for Darnold. He’s thrown 10 interceptions as the Panthers have slumped from 3-0 to 4-5 on the season, which has some to wonder about a quarterback change. Darnold said after the game that he hasn’t been told of any change.

“As far as I know, I’m the starting quarterback,” Darnold said, via Darin Gantt of the team’s website.

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule will be the man making the decision on a change under center. He said wants to watch tape before making any decisions, but added “we can’t keep doing this” and it’s hard to have much faith that Darnold’s going to do anything too different in the future.

16 responses to “Sam Darnold: As far as I know, I’m the starting quarterback

  1. Only because there isn’t ANY better option available. Please pack your things and take Rhule with you.

  2. They replaced Teddy “Two Gloves” Bridgewater with Darnold.

    You get what you deserve for Carolina!

  3. I loved watching my Patriots win but I feel bad for darnold. Imagine the disadvantage you start with by being drafted to the jets

  4. Sam Darnold was overrated when he was selected 3rd overall by the Jets. What the Panthers brass saw on tape that made them think that Sam Darnold was a franchise QB must have been something other than talent. Then to pick up his 5th-year option is a mystery to me. This team has too much talent to keep trying to make Sam Darnold into an NFL QB. It is not fair to the rest of the team… Bring back Cam Newton!

  5. If the Panthers have a league average starter at QB they win this game. Darnold single-handedly lost that game. Time to look for a new QB.

  6. I cant blame the Jets, Sam is just horrible and sad for Panther fans to have to endure the bad decisions the new regime continues to make!!!

  7. I was actually happy Darnold and McCaffrey were in the starting lineup before the game. After a complete stinker of a game YET AGAIN, I can’t believe we don’t have a reasonable starter or backup. I don’t think we win another game and the draft for QB’s is not great either. The best years of CMC and DJ Moore will be gone before we are competitive again, and a really good defense is being wasted.

  8. The replacement for the Carolina Panthers should be the team’s Head Coach. The main reason for the slumping Panthers is quite obvious.

  9. They should of traded earlier for a backup Trubisky. He’s better than everyone thinks. At least he’s better than Darnold. Maybe, next year they could trade for Trubisky (at least for a backup).

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