5 potential Carolina Panthers liabilities vs. NY Jets in Week 1

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Darnold
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Sam Darnold – Carolina Panthers QB

It is only human to want to prove those who doubted us wrong. Despite the answers, Sam Darnold will undoubtedly give the impression throughout the media over the next week he wants to stick it to his former team badly.

The New York Jets gave up on Darnold after he took a beating behind a terrible offensive line and watched what few weapons he was given leave.

For Darnold, this isn’t just another game Week 1 is going to be very personal.

If you’re Carolina, this could be either an asset or liability dependent on whether Darnold is able to channel his emotions and run the offense.

Darnold should not try to play the hero or force the issue. Something that often got him into trouble in New York.

This isn’t the Jets roster, so the Panthers don’t need Darnold attempting to do it all.

They simply need him to go out and run the designed offense. That alone will be enough to beat this Jets team. A team lacking the playmakers at Carolina’s disposal.

Of course, this might be easier said than done for a player who wants to show up his former team and prove they made the wrong choice drafting Zach Wilson.