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Sam Darnold

DOB Jun 4, 1997 Age 25.4
College USC
Drafted 2018 1.03 Exp 4
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Who Is Sam Darnold?

Samuel Richard Darnold is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football at USC, where he became the first freshman to win the Archie Griffin Award, and was selected third overall by the New York Jets in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Sam Darnold Articles

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Sam Darnold News

  • Sam Darnold will start · Nov 23, 2022

    Carolina quarterback Sam Darnold will start on Sunday against Denver.

    The Panthers have clearly seen enough of Baker Mayfield and PJ Walker this season, so Darnold will get his chance at the helm yet again. It's been an awful season for Carolina, who still doesn't seem to have an answer in a post-Cam Newton era. Darnold would need to end the season on a tear to have any chance of returning as the starter next year, a situation that seems highly unlikely. Even as a starter, he's still off the dynasty radar at the moment.

  • Sam Darnold exits on cart · Aug 27, 2022

    Panthers backup quarterback Sam Darnold exited the team's final preseason game on a cart

    The only good news for Darnold is that it appears he only suffered a high ankle sprain and will not be lost for the season. An MRI is scheduled for today. With Mayfield clearly the starter for 2022, Darnold now returns to limbo and his best hope for a return to starter-status, however remote it may seem at this juncture, remains with a new team in 2023. He could be considered among the top available backup quarterbacks and, as such, may have one more shot at competing for a starting role in 2023. Sam Darnold is listed as DLF's QB39 and is about to fall from the dynasty radar altogether.

  • Sam Darnold splitting reps · Jul 29, 2022

    Quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield are splitting first-team reps in training camp as the Panthers hold a true competition for the starting role

    The pair are alternating reps with the first team by day and it's a competition Mayfield was acquired to win. That said, Darnold will put up a fight and was actually a fair starter when the offensive line afforded him protection early in the season. Whether the line improves in 2022 will be a critical factor for whichever quarterback is under-center in week one though it will be a disappointment if Mayfield, DLF's QB26, doesn't win the job. Darnold, DLF's QB37 is only 25 years-of-age and could still be rostered in deep roster dynasty leagues as the team's QB2 should he not win the job outright.

  • Sam Darnold likely back to the bench · Jul 6, 2022

    Sam Darnold could be the odd man out after the Panthers traded for quarterback Baker Mayfield.

    The Panthers acquired Mayfield today, likely moving Darnold to the bench. Carolina famously traded a second, fourth and sixth round pick just last season in the hopes Darnold could be their long-term answer. Unfortunately, he faceplanted in 12 games, throwing for 2,527 yards, nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. His QBR of 33.2 tells you just about everything you need to know about his season. To make matters worse, Darnold was even briefly replaced by Cam Newton after floundering. He should compete with Mayfield this off-season, but it's highly unlikely he beats him out. Darnold's dynasty value is on life support and his ranking of WB37 will likely drop even further now.

  • Sam Darnold had a solid spring · Jun 21, 2022

    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that the year-over-year difference of Sam Darnold was "night and day."

    Darnold has reportedly been working on his footwork and mechanics and fully understands his situation. To be fair, the Panthers were not a good football team early in 2021 and quarterback protection was a significant issue causing pocket chaos and, according to Rhule, leading to "catastrophic" plays. That's all well and fine but clean pocket or not, Darnold is still clearly on the hot-seat and it's probably 50-50 whether it will be him or Baker Mayfield (CLE) under-center come week one. Darnold is sparsely ranked as DLF's QB37 showing that there's little confidence the 25-year-old will remain a starter.

  • Sam Darnold in tenuous position · Jun 14, 2022

    According to a recent report, the Panthers are expressing a degree of "urgency" to get a deal done for Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

    The sticking point continues to be Mayfield's guaranteed salary. The Browns want an acquiring team to foot the bill for his salary while interested teams are looking for a "friendlier" figure, meaning Cleveland picking up some of the contract. It's a game of chicken and the feeling remains that the Browns don't hold enough leverage and will ultimately release Mayfield, thus eating his entire contract. Obviously, the acquisition of a quarterback by the Panthers would spell the end of Darnold's time under-center and it's not out of the question he's moved as part of a trade. Regardless, it still appears as though the Panthers are uncomfortable with Darnold as their starting quarterback and need a one-year stop-gap solution while Matt Corral acclimates to the NFL game. The 25-year-old Darnold is listed as DLF's QB37.

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    Trades Involving Sam Darnold

    Whisker Biscuits traded:
    2023 R4 draft pick, 2023 R5 draft pick, QB Sam Darnold, CAR
    QB Mike White, NYJ

    Camel Toe Jockeys traded:
    2023 R3 draft pick, 2023 R3 draft pick

    FANTASY FREAKS DYNASTY: 33 1/3 The Final Insult, 2022-11-29

    DaveP traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, CAR
    QB Trevor Lawrence, JAC
    2024 R1 draft pick

    JG Machine traded:
    WR Ja'Marr Chase, CIN
    QB Zach Wilson, NYJ

    Going Deep, 2022-11-25

    Northern Exposure traded:
    QB Matt Corral, CAR
    2023 R3 draft pick

    Only Fants traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, CAR

    DLF Dynasty Champion Series 008 - North, 2022-11-24

    Michael Scott Paper Company traded:
    QB Cooper Rush, DAL
    RB Saquon Barkley, NYG

    TDs and Beer traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, CAR
    WR Stefon Diggs, BUF

    SafeLeagues Dynasty 015 - Quick Snap (SF), 2022-11-24

    Twisters traded:
    2023 R7 draft pick

    Break Tables traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, CAR

    Dynasty of Xtraordinary Traders (DXT), 2022-11-23

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