Realistic Expectations for Sam Darnold in 2021 | Beaufort County Now | Looking into how well the Panthers' new starting quarterback could perform this upcoming season.

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    The Panthers made the decision to make a change at quarterback this offseason by trading for Sam Darnold and then trading away 2020 starter Teddy Bridgewater to the Denver Broncos.

    The narrative on Darnold is that he didn't have good protection, had a lack of weapons, and poor coaching during his time as a New York Jet. All he needed was a fresh start with an organization that would commit to him and that surrounds him with a roster that can help him taste success for the first time in his NFL career.

    Although Carolina has an abundance of talent at wide receiver and running back, it doesn't necessarily mean that Darnold is going to transform into one of the top 10 or 15 quarterbacks in the league. Could he do so at some point in his career? Sure, but not in 2021.

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on Fan Nation.

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