Sam Darnold, QB (CAR)

Turns it over twice

Darnold completed 29 of 42 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed eight times for 19 yards and lost a fumble.

Darnold threw his first touchdown pass since Week 6 by finding tailback Chuba Hubbard for a two-yard score to cap Carolina's opening drive. While he'd later add to his tally with an impressive 19-yard touchdown to Robby Anderson on a fourth-down play during the fourth quarter, Darnold subsequently coughed the ball up and was picked off. After a rough start to his career with the Jets, the 24-year-old's first season with the Panthers was also marred by turnovers, as Darnold was intercepted 13 times and lost two fumbles in 12 games played. Compared to just nine touchdown passes and five rushing scores, most of which came over the first four weeks, Darnold's underwhelming totals coincided with diminishing returns. With Carolina picking up his fifth-year option prior to the campaign, however, Darnold is under contract for next season. Whether he ultimately remains the starter or not, his decline as this season unfolded dampens his stock's outlook as he embarks on the offseason.

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Sam Darnold

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Has competition from Corral

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Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

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Still viewed as starter

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Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

QB | CAR

In the lead for top QB job

GM Scott Fitterer noted Friday that Darnold is currently "in the lead" for the Panthers' starting QB job, ESPN's David Newton reports.

Matt Corral

QB | CAR

Throws at pro day

Corral, who didn't throw at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine as he recovered from a right ankle injury that he sustained in the Sugar Bowl, did so during Mississippi's Pro Day on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.