Lengthy earlier than Carolina Panthers extensive receiver Robbie Anderson frolicked repeatedly insisting that an Instagram response associated to quarterback Baker Mayfield was truly a defense of Carolina signal-caller Sam Darnold, Anderson and Darnold have been teammates with the New York Jets for a few seasons.
The 2 linked again up with Carolina when the Jets traded Darnold to the Panthers within the spring of 2021. Whereas Anderson might discover himself taking part in alongside Mayfield following Wednesday’s commerce, the 29-year-old continues to have Darnold’s again.
Per Matthew Neschis of the New York Publish and Jeremy Bergman of the NFL’s web site, Anderson defined on a latest version of the “I Am Athlete” podcast that he feels the Jets failed Darnold by taking part in the quarterback straight out of the gates as a rookie in 2018.
“I’ll say this with Sam although. I really feel like his growth was all tousled coming into the league,” Anderson mentioned. “Take a look at (Patrick Mahomes), take a look at Lamar (Jackson), they did not play immediately. I do not really feel like Sam ought to’ve performed immediately. I really feel like his profession obtained jumpstarted the incorrect manner. I really feel, being within the constructing, the coaches, I used to be there, you realize what I am saying? It was all, it wasn’t proper. So, in his protection, I do not really feel like he was developed 100% appropriately.”
Arguments about whether or not or not a rookie needs to be named a QB1 throughout his first summer time within the league come up nearly yearly — followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers have such discussions on a weekly basis in the intervening time. No person can say, with any certainty, if Darnold would’ve developed right into a Most Helpful Participant candidate studying life within the NFL from the sidelines as a first-year professional, but it surely now appears to be a matter of time earlier than he loses his job in Carolina to Mayfield.