Carolina Panthers Officially Name Baker Mayfield

Named his starting quarterback to open the season.

Mayfield, acquired from the Browns in July, replaced fellow 2018

The job won over Sam Darnold of the first round. During Monday's press conference,

Darnold gave a diplomatic response to the assignment of the QB1 role.

"We were fighting for the starting job," Darnold said.

“Every day during camp was our game day, especially as we came over these last few weeks.

The coach named Baker the starter. I think I want to support Baker

and do whatever I can to prepare him to play a game,

Darnold admitted that losing the competition "wasted".