While all eyes were on Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield Saturday at FedEx Field, it was PJ Walker who stood out at quarterback in the Carolina Panthers’ 23-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. Washington Commanders.
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This is not a surprise, however, since Panthers head coach Matt Rhule had already indicated that his team’s second preseason game, against the New England Patriots, next Friday, would be the duel that would allow elucidate the question on the identity of the pivot starting from his training at the start of the season.
Nonetheless, Darnold and Mayfield each saw some action, with the former completing two of his three stints, including one for a major, for 16 yards, while the latter found a receiver four times out of seven attempts, for 47 yards.
Meanwhile, PJ Walker adequately targeted a receiver 10 times on 19 tries for 136 yards.
In the opposing camp, Carson Wentz will undoubtedly silence some of his detractors, who criticized him for his lack of consistency and lack of precision since the start of training camp, by completing 10 of his 13 stints, however not crossing only 74 yards.
Patrick Mahomes is ready
At Soldier Field, Patrick Mahomes wasn’t on the field long, but he still showed he was ready for the 2022 season in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 19-14 loss to the Bears. from Chicago.
On the field for his first offensive sequence, Mahomes completed six of his seven relays for 60 yards. He capped that streak with a five-yard pass to Blake Bell for the middle finger.
In the winners’ camp, starting center Justin Fields, who will be in his second year in the NFL, also saw very little use, completing four of his seven stints for 48 yards.
Instead, it was Trevor Siemian who led the charge for the Illinois squad. Two of the seven stints he completed, out of 13 tries, ended up in the opposing end zone.