He will replace Cam Newton, who was 0-5 as the starter after replacing Darnold, who went on injured reserve with a shoulder injury following a Week 9 loss to New England.
“Sam has been working hard to get back,” Rhule said. “I thought he did some good things last week. … We’re going to give him this opportunity to show what he can do.”
Darnold split time with Newton in Sunday’s 32-6 loss to Tampa Bay. He completed 15 of 32 pass attempts for 190 yards.
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SOURCE: ESPN, David Newton