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QB Sam Darnold starts over fresh with Panthers offense

Rhule believes the Panthers offensive style will be a great fit for Darnold
Credit: AP
Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold, center, passes over the middle to tight end Colin Thompson, left, on a play during the team's NFL football practice on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff SIner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Panthers coach Matt Rhule says he wants quarterback Sam Darnold to be more mobile in the pocket and make plays on the move. 

That’s different than playing with the Jets, where he was considered more of a drop-back, pocket passer. 

Rhule said the Panthers are more of a “move up-in-the-pocket, slide-in-the-pocket, throw-in-rhythm type of a team,” which he believes will be a great fit for Darnold once he learns the offensive playbook.