The decision to trade for Sam Darnold has so far been one of the best deals of the NFL season. Carolina saw an opportunity to roll the dice on a quarterback they believed was trapped on a bad Jets team, and may have found a franchise player out of it. That’s a hell of a return for only giving up a six round pick, as well as a future second and fifth.

That said, we can appreciate Darnold without going overboard to the point of losing any sense of time and space — like Terry Bradshaw.

Bradshaw said this before the Panthers played Dallas on Sunday, but honestly that game didn’t really weigh either way. Darnold threw two interceptions, but also passed for two more and ran in two scores. It was a perfectly fine game, which is important because it doesn’t allow for wiggle room on Bradshaw’s statement.

The Panthers have done a remarkable job building the offense to support Darnold’s skillset. In New York there was very little in the way of support schematically, causing him to fail. Carolina does not have a good offensive line to provide protection, but they are drawing up plays to take advantage of quick reads, deep throws where available, and plenty of outlet routes which allows Darnold to build rhythm and comfort in the offense.