Baker Mayfield to start for Panthers in preseason opener vs. Commanders

FILE - Carolina Panthers' Baker Mayfield practises during the NFL football team's training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (Chris Carlson, File/AP)

Quarterback Baker Mayfield will get the start in the Carolina Panthers’ preseason opener against the Washington Commanders on Saturday afternoon

Heading into the regular season, it is uncertain if Mayfield or Sam Darnold will assume the starting QB role for the Panthers.

The Panthers acquired Mayfield on July 6 in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

Mayfield, who was drafted first overall by the Browns in 2018, threw for 3,010 yards and 17 touchdowns with 13 interceptions last season.

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