Will compete with Darnold
Mayfield, whom the Panthers acquired from the Browns earlier Wednesday, will compete with Sam Darnold for Carolina's starting quarterback job during training camp and the preseason, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
The Panthers went 5-12 last season while Darnold appeared in 12 of those contests, and now Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, will look to supplant Carolina's incumbent starter as the summer rolls along. Per Newton, the Panthers landed Mayfield for a 2024 conditional fifth-round pick -- which can become a fourth-round selection -- while the Browns are slated to pay $10.5 million of the signal-caller's 2022 salary. Meanwhile, the Panthers will cover $4.85 million of the salary. In his fourth and final season with Cleveland, Mayfield was hampered by a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, an issue he's indicated he's since moved past. Assuming that's the case, the 27-year-old figures to share Carolina's first-team quarterback reps with Darnold -- with rookie Matt Corral working behind them -- once camp opens later this month.
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Coach Matt Rhule said Thursday that Darnold and Baker Mayfield will each play roughly one series apiece during Saturday's preseason game at Washington, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Coach Matt Rhule said Thursday that Mayfield and Sam Darnold will each play roughly one series apiece during Saturday's preseason contest in Washington, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Mayfield and Sam Darnold will both take the field during Saturday's preseason opener against Washington, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Mayfield has established himself as the Panthers' best option at quarterback during practice this week, Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Marshall (lower leg) is practicing Tuesday with a red non-contact jersey, Joe Person of The Athleticreports.
Darnold was notified Monday by general manager Scott Fitterer that he's not being shopped in trade discussions, Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Mayfield has shown improvement throughout training camp and is becoming more comfortable with coach Matt Rhule's playbook, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Marshall has a lower leg strain, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Moore said the Panthers have embraced the competitiveness of training camp, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
Anderson has done well improving his grasp of the Panthers offense during training camp, according to coach Matt Rhule, Augusta Stone of the team's official site reports.