After an upset victory over the Buccaneers, Panthers head coach Steve Wilks announced he plans on sticking with quarterback P.J. Walker as the team’s starter for Carolina’s game against the Falcons. That will be the case even if quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold are fully healed from their respective injuries.

Wilks and Walker both won their first game together since Mayfield’s injury and Matt Rhule was fired, defeating Tampa Bay 21–3 at home on Sunday. A week after Walker and the Panthers played conservatively vs. the Rams, the quarterback threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns against the two-time defending NFC South champions.