Tepper could certainly do that without worrying about the cost, but I believe it would be at least a season too soon. Especially, for an owner that kept Rivera and Hurney around as long as he did.
I see Rhule getting 3 seasons minimum before Tepper begins to get impatient.
Darnold was a clearance aisle special in comparison to what some teams are willing to give up for a franchise QB. If Sam crashes and burns, Rhule will likely get at least one more bite of the apple before being dispatched by Dave.
I'm one to give us a reset on the back to back winning season narrative. This is a new regime with a new owner. The days of Fox and Rivera are gone and so should the whining about back to back winning seasons.
If Rhule and Co. come out and have a winning season I won't be crying about waiting until 2023 for another winning season. I believe we'll continue that success.
If we start 4-0 It will give this team some great confidence for the rest of the season. IMO it all lies on our O-Line and Darnold. If the O-line gels together and Darnold limits the mistakes we'll score enough points to win. Our defense is going to keep us in games and might even win one or two.
I happen to enjoy listening to 89. His takes are usually pretty brutal but accurate. I think this is a next step for him and he'll move into the booth full time. Hopefully for the Panthers.
He is and always will be a Panther. He may have had some wounds from being let go and he exacted his revenge on us. Quite brutally in fact.
His heart has softened and he is where he belongs.
He'll be our first drafted HOFer.