Projecting win totals for every potential Panthers starting QB in 2022

(Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Darnold
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Which potential starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in 2022 could get the team trending in the right direction?

What has been an eye-opening, hope-filled, eventful 2022 offseason is coming to a close with early workouts concluding and most teams settling into their identity for the coming season.

The Carolina Panthers are not one of these teams.

Even with the masterful draft that Scott Fitterer was able to whip up, there are still many questions, even about how first-round tackle Ikem Ekwonwu will be utilized along the offensive line. And while multiple positions were shored up in free agency there is still one fairly big dark cloud looming over the team.

For the third year in a row, there are question marks surrounding the most valued position on the field and there is no clear answer as to who will fill those shoes come opening day. All signs point toward Sam Darnold getting another shot to prove himself, whether deservedly or not is a question for another day.

However, it would be unwise to forget the recently drafted Ole Miss product Matt Coral waiting in the wings just looking for any sign of slippage from the incumbent starter to jump on and get the opportunity to prove himself instead.

Then there are all the rumors.

First, it was Matthew Stafford, and then Deshaun Watson, Russel Wilson, and even Aaron Rogers were linked to the Panthers over the last two years. Things have massively settled since then however and the buzz is surrounding Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo still bouncing back around.

Who is the future of the Panthers is a hotly debated topic and one that no matter where you fall on it will draw fierce debate from one camp or another. With this in mind, we projected the win totals for every potential starting quarterback in 2022.