Connect with us

Sportswire

Video: Matt Rhule had cringeworthy response to Sam Darnold question

The Carolina Panthers understandably don’t have much confidence in Sam Darnold heading into 2022, and Matt Rhule was barely able to hide that while speaking with reporters on Monday. After the Panthers acquired Darnold in a trade with the New York Jets last year, they immediately showed how committed they were to him by not… Read More

The post Video: Matt Rhule had cringeworthy response to Sam Darnold question appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Matt Rhule in Panthers gear

The Carolina Panthers understandably don’t have much confidence in Sam Darnold heading into 2022, and Matt Rhule was barely able to hide that while speaking with reporters on Monday.

After the Panthers acquired Darnold in a trade with the New York Jets last year, they immediately showed how committed they were to him by not drafting a quarterback and picking up the fifth-year option on Darnold’s rookie contract. A reporter asked Rhule on Monday why the Panthers were so quick to commit to Darnold beyond 2021. Rhule tried his best to say the right things, but he seemed totally caught off guard.

“(We were) bringing him here to be the starter,” Rhule said. “Knowing that if he had a great year he would be a high-priced guy, and if he’s a starter at that number that’s low-end starter money. It was a collective decision.”

The thinking made sense at the time. Teams have until early May before a player’s fourth season year to decide whether they want to exercise the fifth-year option. Carolina was obviously optimistic that the Darnold trade would work out, and they felt the risk of guaranteeing him nearly $19 million in 2022 was worth the potential reward.

Rhule gave Darnold a chance to prove himself over the final three games of the season, and the 24-year-old continued to struggle. It’s hard to imagine the Panthers sticking with Darnold as their starter heading into 2022. If they do, it may not be long before the unflattering chants we heard from Carolina fans start back up.

Photo: Aug 27, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The post Video: Matt Rhule had cringeworthy response to Sam Darnold question appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...