I think that unless Darnold is absolutely garbage, he will be here next year as well.
8-9, 9-8 I think is that area, with a couple game winning drives, in which case I would be satisfied.
Then next year it’s playoffs or move on IMO.
And if no playoffs, probably only give Rhule one more year as well, 3 years is plenty to see if he’s capable. Kelly and Harbaugh both almost went all the way with shitty teams who needed serious rebuilding. Granted their stints did not last long at all.
I think at that point a big move will be made for a QB be it draft or trade.
While the Panthers didn’t give up too much to Sam what they are giving him is their time, and that’s worth a lot. At some point Rhule is basically betting his future and success outside of drafting and developing a future franchise QB which is why I think a big move will be made is Sam busts. It’ll be time to get serious.