Now That Sam Darnold Got the Shot, It’s Time To See if the New Panthers QB Can Play | Beaufort County Now | The “will-he-or-won’t-he” vaccination question has — thankfully and finally — been answered for new Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold.

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Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of The Charlotte Observer. The author of this post is Scott Fowler.


    The "will-he-or-won't-he" vaccination question has — thankfully and finally — been answered for new Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold. He got the shot.

    That leads us to another "will-he-or-won't-he" question about Darnold — the one Panthers' fans have been most curious about all along. Will he or won't he win?

    As I've written before, I think Carolina's trade for Darnold in April was just weird enough to work. But before we get more fully into that, let's talk about and then put to rest his thorny vaccination issue once and for all.

    Although Darnold still hasn't said so in front of a camera, a source with direct knowledge of his decision told The Observer on Wednesday that Darnold will be considered fully vaccinated under NFL standards by Friday. That means Darnold will be 14 days removed from his second COVID shot, which the quarterback received July 16.

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