Baker Mayfield is still not convincing in the Carolina Panthers jersey. After three losses, Head Coach Matt Rhule no longer rules out the possibility of benching the quarterback.
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After the 16-26 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, it no longer seems out of the question – at least it seems possible that the longtime Browns playmaker will soon find himself on the bench.
Against the Cardinals, Mayfield contributed significantly to his team’s failure with two interceptions. After the game, head coach Matt Rhule wasn’t ready to predict a quarterback change. But he also wasn’t ready to rule out Mayfield just watching in the future.
Will Rhule bench Mayfield?
“I’m going to stay out of the big picture until tomorrow,” he said after the game, according to “NFL.com.” “At the end of the day, I’m on the headset, I’m looking at things, I know it’s never just one person here, one person there, it’s a lot of different things, so I’m going to try to give you a really well thought out answer after I look at the footage. “
And continued, “Still, I think we can play better. I just think we have to expect more from all of us as an offense, and that starts with me.”
For Rhule, the mission is clear. “We’re not good enough. We have to fix that, but I don’t think it’s right to talk about any one person right now. “
Panthers have few alternatives
After four matchdays, the Panthers already have three defeats under their belt. Mayfield, who came from Cleveland after the Deshaun-Watson trade, has not been entirely uninvolved. In the four games he threw a total of four touchdowns with three interceptions. Only 54 percent of his passes were completed, and his passer rating of 74.98 is among the worst of all NFL starters.
But the alternatives on the Panthers’ bench are not all that plentiful. Matt Corral, drafted in the spring, is expected to miss the entire season after foot surgery, and Sam Darnold is still recovering from an ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason. The only playmaker currently available is backup P.J. Walker.