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Quarterback, Carolina Panthers

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (3)
College: Southern California
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 221 DOB: 1997-06-05 Age: 25
QB Rank Tier ADP
#42 8 QB -

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 NYJ 13 239 414 57.7 2,865 17 15 44 138 3.1 1 231.1 17.8
2019 NYJ 13 273 441 61.9 3,024 19 13 33 62 1.9 2 245.4 18.9
2020 NYJ 12 217 364 59.6 2,208 9 11 37 217 5.9 2 180.1 15.0
2021 CAR 12 243 406 59.9 2,527 9 13 48 222 4.6 5 214.6 17.9
2022 (Projected) CAR   32 53 60.4 345 2 1 2 12 6.0 0 26.5  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Anyone not living under a rock knows by now about the Panthers' trade for disgruntled Browns QB Baker Mayfield, setting up an "open competition" in the words of Carolina GM Scott Fitterer. Most people don't believe that, but the truth is neither Darnold nor Mayfield has done much recently to generate much confidence in their ability to carry a team. More likely, this competition will come down to who does more to lose it than win it.

For Darnold, the issue is turnovers. Interceptions, fumbles and bad decisions have dogged him throughout his career. It's the result of poor mechanics and a rampant gunslinger mentality, leading to untimely and usually game-breaking mistakes. He has thrown 52 career interceptions; at least 11 in each of his four NFL seasons, and 24 total over the last two seasons. You can't win that way - in fantasy or IRL.

It's important to note that the measurables, natural ability and athleticism are there. Darnold surprised the entire league with his running ability early in 2021 (5 TD runs in his first four games), he has a strong arm and has shown flashes of accuracy, especially when throwing on the run. He also has to be in the right system with the right guys around him. With RB Christian McCaffrey sharing the backfield with him for the first four games of 2021, Darnold turned in three 300-yard passing games and accounted for 10 total TD's (5 pass, 5 rush) with just three interceptions. It's in there, he just needs to show more consistency.

But as we know, with the arrival of Mayfield, he may be out of time. He's got to win the job to even have a chance to be a low end QB2 streaming option, and that's probably a reach.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Baker Mayfield
QB2QB3 P.J. Walker
QB3QB2 Sam Darnold
QB4QB4 Matt Corral
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Sam Darnold leaves on a cart after leg injury
K Zane Gonzalez also injured
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 26, 9:51 pm

Carolina Panthers
Sam Darnold has an ankle injury and will not return. Based on what trainers were looking at, appeared to be a high ankle sprain. (Joe Person on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Darnold got rolled up on by a defender then eventually left the field on a cart. It appeared to be an ankle or lower leg injury of some sort. Darnold was scheduled to head into the season as Carolina's No.2 quarterback behind Baker Mayfield.


Baker Mayfield on the move, headed to Carolina
Browns move on from former No.1 overall pick
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jul 6, 1:33 pm

Cleveland Browns
A new QB in Carolina: The #Panthers are acquiring former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield from the #Browns for a 2024 conditional 5th-round draft pick, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Deal is pending a physical. All parties split the financials to make it happen. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Browns, Mayfield and the Panthers all took a portion of Mayfield's salary. According to Mike Garafolo, Cleveland will pay $10.5 million (saving $8 million in salary, cap space), Carolina will pay $5 million, and Baker waived $3.5 million in base salary. Mayfield will be penciled in starter but we'll see how Carolina frames the move and the camp competition with Sam Darnold. The Browns and Panthers play in Week 1.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYJ W 19-14 24 35 68.6 279 1 0 5 -1 -0.2 1 23.9
2 NO W 26-7 26 38 68.4 305 2 1 1 7 7.0 0 24.0
3 at HOU W 24-9 23 34 67.6 304 0 0 8 11 1.4 2 28.3
4 at DAL L 28-36 26 39 66.7 301 2 2 6 35 5.8 2 38.6
5 PHI L 18-21 21 37 56.8 177 1 3 2 10 5.0 0 13.9
6 MIN L 28-34 17 41 41.5 207 1 1 4 48 12.0 0 19.2
7 at NYG L 3-25 16 25 64.0 112 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.6
8 at ATL W 19-13 13 24 54.2 129 0 0 8 66 8.3 0 13.1
9 NE L 6-24 16 33 48.5 172 0 3 3 9 3.0 0 9.5
16 TB L 6-32 15 32 46.9 190 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 10.6
17 at NO L 10-18 17 26 65.4 132 0 1 2 7 3.5 0 7.3
18 at TB L 17-41 29 42 69.0 219 2 1 8 19 2.4 0 20.9

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at BUF L 17-27 21 35 60.0 215 1 1 1 6 6.0 0 15.4
2 SF L 13-31 21 32 65.6 179 1 0 2 7 3.5 0 13.7
3 at IND L 7-36 17 29 58.6 168 1 3 5 20 4.0 0 14.4
4 DEN L 28-37 23 42 54.8 230 0 0 6 84 14.0 1 25.9
7 BUF L 10-18 12 23 52.2 120 0 2 0 0 - 0 6.0
8 at KC L 9-35 18 30 60.0 133 0 0 4 21 5.3 0 8.8
12 MIA L 3-20 16 27 59.3 197 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 10.8
13 LV L 28-31 14 23 60.9 186 2 1 3 26 8.7 1 25.9
14 at SEA L 3-40 14 26 53.8 132 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 6.9
15 at LAR W 23-20 22 31 71.0 207 1 0 5 18 3.6 0 16.2
16 CLE W 23-16 16 32 50.0 175 2 0 7 20 2.9 0 18.8
17 at NE L 14-28 23 34 67.6 266 1 2 1 3 3.0 0 17.6

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