Sam Darnold is changing teams but not jersey numbers.
Carolina also announced one of its big free-agent signings Haason Reddick will don No. 43 for the Panthers in the 2021 season.
That is the same number the linebacker wore for four seasons with Arizona.
And, of course, NASCAR fans realize that No. 43 in North Carolina has a special meaning because that was the number on the card the legendary Richard Petty drove.