Sam Darnold Panthers Jersey Number Revealed
By Larry Rupp
The Carolina Panthers will have a new face in the quarterback room next season after they traded for former New York Jets starting quarterback Sam Darnold. However, a fresh start doesn't always mean a new jersey number as it was reported that Darnold will stick to wearing No. 14 next season.
Sam Darnold Jersey Number
The 23-year-old former No. 3 overall pick wore No. 14 during his time spent at USC as well as with the Jets. Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper was the most recent Panthers to wear that number and it hasn't been donned by a Carolina quarterback since Joe Webb back in 2016.
The No. 14 is also worn by NFL starting quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Darnold now has another chance to become a franchise quarterback and has the weapons to succeed in Carolina.
Darnold will be leading a potentially explosive offense that features Christian McCaffrey, DJ Moore, and Robby Anderson. Plus, it's possible the Panthers draft a game-changing offensive talent with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft such as tight end Kyle Pitts or wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
No matter what, Darnold has more weapons now than he ever did in New York. The NFL season is quickly approaching and we'll see if Darnold is the missing piece that makes everything click for a Panthers team that has made the postseason just once in the last five seasons.
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