Don't count your chickens before they hatch. It's only week 3 in the NFL and there is a long way to go. Injuries could keep adding up, the Oline could start playing worse, opposing teams could start taking advantage of the youth and aggression of the Panthers defense, and special teams can keep being...that Panthers brand of special they have been for years. The Panthers could easily be in the Howell sweepstakes if things go wrong.
That said, Darnold has looked the part so far. Hopefully he keeps improving and shows he can be that franchise QB people thought he could be before the Jets drafted him. Like most people, I do like a good underdog or comeback story, so I'm pulling for the kid.