Sam Darnold Named Panthers Starter For Week 12
NFL Week 12 - Carolina Panthers head coach Steve Wilks has announced that Sam Darnold will be the starting quarterback headed into Week 12 against the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The move comes after Baker Mayfield took over the starting job for an injured PJ Walker and posted a season-low -79.9% offensive DVOA. Mayfield finished Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens with 196 passing yards, two interceptions, and four sacks.
Darnold has missed the entire regular season thus far with an ankle injury. He has not started a regular season game for the Carolina Panthers since Week 9 of 2021 in a loss to the New England Patriots. Darnold finished the 2021 season 33rd in both DVOA and DYAR among 34 qualified quarterbacks.