Sam Darnold to Start Over Cam Newton for Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold prepares to throw during NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Sam Darnold will start at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at New Orleans, coach Matt Rhule said on Wednesday.

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