Panthers bench Sam Darnold for P.J. Walker in game vs. Giants

75756A5E-120A-4932-810C-2FD980DB785E
By , Audacy

There must be something about MetLife Stadium that brings out the worst in Sam Darnold.

With the Carolina Panthers trailing the Giants 15-3 at the start of the fourth quarter, head coach Matt Rhule opted to put backup quarterback P.J. Walker in for Darnold after the 24-year-old quarterback struggled to get anything going offensively.

Live On-Air
W F A N
WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York
Listen Now
Now Playing
Now Playing

Darnold was 16 of 25 for 111 yards and threw one interception, leading the Panthers to just three points over the first three quarters against the last-place Giants. He watched from the sideline as Walker entered the game, clearly a benching and not injury-related.

It has been a deteriorating situation for Darnold in the Panthers in recent weeks.

Darnold entered Sunday’s game having thrown six interceptions to four touchdown passes in his last three games, completing just 54.7% of his pass attempts and averaging 228