Panthers Could Be Making Another Quarterback Change

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The Carolina Panthers will turn back to Baker Mayfield for his first start since Week 5.

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PJ Walker started the last five games after Mayfield injured his ankle. However, a recovered Mayfield will replace Walker, who suffered a high ankle sprain.

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That might not signal an end to a quarterback controversy in Carolina. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, via team reporter Darin Gantt, interim head coach Steve Wilks said he'd like to give Sam Darnold a chance to play.

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"I think it's just trying to pick and choose the flow of the game," Wilks said. "Something that I mentioned to those guys the other day with Baker, if it happens, just giving him warning that I'm not pulling you.

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I just want to be able to get Sam some opportunities. Because the first time that he goes in there (potentially to start), I don't want it to be the first time. I want to be able to get him acclimated a little bit to the speed of the game."

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Darnold posted a 71.9 quarterback rating and 59.9 completion percentage in 12 games last season. He's yet to play this year after suffering an ankle injury during the preseason.

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Although the Panthers activated him last week, Darnold wasn't in uniform for Thursday night's win over the Atlanta Falcons. However, the 25-year-old should dress as Mayfield's backup this Sunday

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"I feel really good right now," Darnold said. "Obviously still have to do the right things to make sure it stays healthy, but feel really good right now."

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