The Carolina Panthers have made yet another quarterback change. Sam Darnold will start in place of Baker Mayfield this week as they take on the Denver Broncos in Week 12.
A QB change: Panthers will start QB Sam Darnold vs. the Broncos on Sunday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 22, 2022
Darnold was the Panthers starter in 2021 where he completed 60% of passes for 2,527 yards with 9 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. His 4-7 record is a big reason why they brought in Baker Mayfield. Except, Mayfield has played even worse. He has completed just 58% of his passes for 1,313 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions.
Meanwhile, the Broncos too are trying to figure out how to jump-start their woeful offense. The biggest change came last week with Nathaniel Hackett giving up play calling duties to Klint Kubiak. That led to a much better offensive efficiency last week. The team also cut ties with Melvin Gordon after yet another critical fumble at the goal line.
Both teams are looking for a positive foot forward after recent upheavals. The loser could end up seeing the rest of their season enter a tailspin.