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 Stats > Sam Darnold  
 
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: 24

Season Stats
FF Today 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 2 50 73 68.5 584 3 1 6 6 1.0 1 47.8 23.9
2021 (Projected) CAR   327 527 62.0 3,845 23 14 54 277 5.1 2 324.0  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Carolina GM Scott Fitterer exercised the 5th year option on Darnold's contract this Spring, guaranteeing his $18.9M salary for 2022 and pretty much signaling to the entire NFL that, for better or for worse, the Panthers have hitched their wagon to the 4th-year pro out of USC for the immediate future.

We think it will be for the better, certainly for Darnold. Now playing for a front office and coaching staff that support him, Darnold has been surrounded this offseason by an endless compliment of linemen and offensive skill players he couldn't have dreamed of in New York. RB Christian McCaffrey is expected back at full health, Darnold will be reunited with WR Robby Anderson (95 catches for 1,096 yards and 3 TD in 2020), who he played with his first two years with the Jets, and he will be the beneficiary of the playmaking ability of WR DJ Moore, who is coming off back-to-back 1,100-yard seasons. The draft yielded productive slot WR Terrace Marshall from LSU (10 TD in 2020) and RB Chuba Hubbard from Oklahoma State, and the o-line got much needed help in free agency and the draft.

So does all this make Darnold a viable fantasy option? Well, let's pump the brakes for a minute. With more weapons and better protection than he's had at any time in his career, and a dynamic play caller in OC Joe Brady, Darnold will be better. But understand that Carolina's first objective is to support Darnold and him in position to have success. That means limiting turnovers that have plagued his career and putting points on the board for the offense. If that requires running the ball early in the season, they'll do it. If it means playing max protections to settle him down, then that will be part of the game plan. If Darnold has to spend the first weeks of the season as a game manager handing the ball to McCaffrey, so be it.

The long and the short of it is Darnold will have to grow into the offense and build confidence, and that won't happen right away. But by the time the bye weeks roll around, it might be worth taking a peek at how he's progressing. He has the ability, and now the weapons and the coaching to develop into a borderline QB2 by the second half of the season.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Sam Darnold
QB2QB2 P.J. Walker
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News From The Past 90 Days
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2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today 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

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today 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

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BUF L 16-17 28 41 68.3 175 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 12.8
6 DAL W 24-22 23 32 71.9 338 2 1 5 1 0.2 0 25.0
7 NE L 0-33 11 32 34.4 86 0 4 2 -1 -0.5 0 4.2
8 at JAC L 15-29 21 30 70.0 218 2 3 1 -1 -1.0 0 18.8
9 at MIA L 18-26 27 39 69.2 260 1 1 2 1 0.5 0 17.1
10 NYG W 34-27 19 30 63.3 230 1 0 3 25 8.3 1 24.0
11 at WAS W 34-17 19 30 63.3 293 4 1 2 -3 -1.5 0 30.4
12 LV W 34-3 20 29 69.0 315 2 0 4 16 4.0 1 31.4
13 at CIN L 6-22 28 48 58.3 239 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 12.9
14 MIA W 22-21 20 36 55.6 270 2 1 3 3 1.0 0 21.8
15 at BAL L 21-42 18 32 56.3 218 2 1 1 11 11.0 0 20.0
16 PIT W 16-10 16 26 61.5 183 1 0 4 3 0.8 0 13.5
17 at BUF W 13-6 23 36 63.9 199 1 1 3 -2 -0.7 0 13.8

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