The Panthers drafted the No. The Panthers drafted Baker Mayfield, the Browns' quarterback, as the No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday's 2018 draft.
They already had the No. They already had the No. They don't seem to be giving him up anytime soon.
Multiple reporters covering the Panthers beat reported that Carolina does not plan to trade Darnold after acquiring Mayfield.
This creates a possibility for Darnold and Mayfield to compete to be the Panthers' quarterback to start the season. Darnold is clearly not a long-term option with Mayfield arriving on July 6.
In 2021, Darnold was hot but then cooled down quickly and was eventually sidelined by injury. The season ended with Darnold going 4-7 as a starter. He completed 59.9% of his passes for 2,527 yard and nine touchdowns, while also making 13 interceptions. Darnold also ran for 222 yards, five touchdowns, and nine fumbles.
The Panthers have stated that they don't intend to trade Darnold. This could lead to a potential offer from another team. There hasn't been much talk about Darnold being offered to any team. It's not surprising that Darnold hasn't had much success in his first four seasons.
Darnold will make $18.86 Million in 2022, the same amount as Mayfield prior to the Panthers' new QB accepted a pay cut to facilitate trade.