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Don’t Count on Baker Mayfield Starting for the Panthers Just Yet

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The Carolina Panthers are trading for embattled QB Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns and most pundits assume he will be starting for the Panthers week 1. Doug isn’t so sure and thinks the job is still Sam Darnold’s to lose considering he’s been with the team, in camp, and is well-liked in the locker room. Baker will be given every opportunity to take Darnold’s job, but it isn’t a foregone conclusion.

Doug Gottlieb: “The way this thing will play out is: (Sam) Darnold will get the opportunity to lose the job more so than (Baker) Mayfield will get the chance to win the job...”