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.