I am solidly on the Darnold train. He is our guy and we will ride as far as he takes us. Is he the future? Right now he is doing great. Why look too far ahead? Like the team I am just taking it as we go. I have been a Panther long enough to know that you can't predict the future easily. Sometimes we expect to be good and suck. Other times like in 2015 we expect to suck and we don't. Look ahead and worry all you want. I am going to ride this as far as it goes and enjoy the ups and downs. Hopefully more ups than downs.
At the moment, we really are a "pick your poison" defense. 8 players showing up on the sack list after 2 games. One of the beat writers (forget which) termed it the "bring the house" defense. It's really true.
Burns / Reddick
Brown / DaQuan
Shaq, Fox, YGM, Haynes, Nixon, Roy
And depth guys like Luvu...
So many players an offense has to account for. Pressure can come from any direction.
Here are the defensive stats through 2 weeks from NFL GSIS.