The Cleveland Browns traded Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers last month, everyone on the Carolina team insisted that 

there was an actual quarterback contest with Mayfield with Sam Darnold. If that's an actual fact, it seems like Mayfield took the lead in the competition.

Based on Jeff Howe of The Athletic According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, The Panthers will be scheduled to announce 

Mayfield is their quarterback of choice in the opening game of the season against the Browns.

Carolina Panthers decision

Baker Mayfield is expected to be named the Panthers starting quarterback in Week 1 per the sources" Howe said in a tweet.

"He's been playing alongside Sam Darnold but should be named the starter once the team is ready to announce.

Rhule added. "The players will demonstrate it by how they play. My role is to make sure we have top players in the team, 

which we have, and to ensure that they have chances. It's going to be a great journey and when we're sure we'll be aware.

The first drive ended with 16 yards and two-thirds of a pass. He returned for a second game in the 2nd quarter , but was forced to play a three-and-out.

Mayfield and Darnold are both gone for the day. In addition to Phillip Walker under center, the Panthers outscore the Commanders 17-6.