Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey praises Sam Darnold

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has praised the leadership qualities of quarterback Sam Darnold.

Darnold, who was taken at No. 3 in the 2018 NFL draft, failed to live up to the expectations in New York and the New York Jets moved on from him this offseason.

The Panthers, who moved on from last year’s starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, were willing to take a chance on Darnold.

“I think he’s really good at talking through things with guys, whether it’s receivers, or running backs in protection stuff, and kind of getting a feel for each guy and what their ability is and what their capabilities are,” McCaffrey said, via Josh Klein of “And with that, adjusting his game — or if he needs me to run a route at a different depth, he’ll let me know and nothing goes unsaid.”

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