NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport's initial report and what really happened on the field right after

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport's initial report and what really happened on the field right after

Monday felt like a huge win for Baker Mayfield in the Carolina Panthers' quarterback contest.

Monday felt like a huge win for Baker Mayfield in the Carolina Panthers' quarterback contest.

McAdoo hit the podium for the first time in quite some time. So, naturally, he was faced with questions about the team's ever-popular fight under the centre.

"Right now, the last thing we want to do is be an immediate appraiser, right? So we want to give everyone a chance to go out there and put our best football on tape and then we'll just play it ourselves.

For Sam Darnold's day, the 25-year-old had to dispel false rumors of a potential business out of town while fighting for his job.

For Sam Darnold's day, the 25-year-old had to dispel false rumors of a potential business out of town while fighting for his job.

"First of all, when we first got together I talked about guilt, I think it's important that we all have respect—because we have a fight for status everywhere," he said. "It's normal. It's probably unusual in a quarterback position, isn't it?

But we talked about respect is important, empathy is important. You have to be fair."

But we talked about respect is important, empathy is important. You have to be fair."

We'll soon see how that contest really plays out, as the Panthers prepare to close with the Washington Commanders on Saturday for their first preseason tilt.

the early report

the early report