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NFL World Reacts To Wednesday's Sam Darnold News

Sam Darnold takes control of the huddle for the Panthers.

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 27: Sam Darnold #14 of the Carolina Panthers calls the play from the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 27, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)

The quarterback carousel for the Carolina Panthers continues to spin. Sam Darnold has been named the starter for this upcoming weekend.

Darnold began the year as the starter, but then got hurt. He was replaced by P.J. Walker, who then gave way to Cam Newton.

Last Sunday, Darnold replaced an ineffective Newton in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now, he'll start against the New Orleans Saints in Week 17.

Let's just say Panthers fans and analysts are fed up with the QB shuffle and head coach Matt Rhule in general at this point.

Darnold, who was acquired via offseason trade with the New York Jets, has thrown for 2,176 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions for Carolina this year. He's also rushed for five scores, which is tied with Newton for the team lead.

The Panthers are going nowhere this year, so they might as well let Darnold play the last two weeks. He's probably not the future in Carolina, but Newton and Walker definitely aren't.