4 things the Carolina Panthers must figure out before 2022 camp
By Dean Jones
Carolina Panthers must finalize QB plans
We are in the endgame regarding the Carolina Panthers’ plans being finalized at the quarterback position in 2022. It’s been yet another drawn-out saga with many twists and turns, but the organization has to cement the most important position on the field by the time camp rolls around.
There remains a belief that Carolina’s starting quarterback next season isn’t on the roster yet. Discussions regarding a potential trade for Baker Mayfield are reportedly still taking place and those in power will also be watching the situation between Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers closely in the coming weeks.
Sam Darnold shone at various stages during the mandatory minicamp. But this might not factor too much into the thought process when one considers the large amount of bad film that the USC product has accumulated throughout his first four years in the league.
The Panthers also drafted Matt Corral, who caught the eye in his own right last week. However, starting him right away might be incredibly risky and something that could jeopardize his future chances for good measure.
Carolina has been bold to a fault in pursuit of finding the right solution under center. They also didn’t leave behind a substantial amount of salary-cap space to not make another splash, one suspects.
For the fanbase, they just want wins and excitement. Two things that were sorely lacking in 2021.