Sam
Darnold (#14)

QB - Carolina Panthers

Age 25
Exp 6th Season
HT/WT 6'3" / 225 LBS
Bye 13
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2022 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:07 PM
2022 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 10:16 AM
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2022 Stats
GAME PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
Week OPP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
10 ATL 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
11 @BAL 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 DEN 103.8 11 19 57.9 164.0 8.6 1 0 0 3 3 1.0 2 1 1 0
14 @SEA 85.4 14 24 58.3 120.0 5.0 1 0 2 4 30 7.5 26 0 0 0
15 PIT 108.1 14 23 60.9 225.0 9.8 1 0 4 2 2 1.0 3 0 0 0
16 DET 121.4 15 22 68.2 250.0 11.4 1 0 0 6 19 3.2 13 1 0 0
17 @TB 108.1 23 37 62.2 341.0 9.2 3 1 2 5 20 4.0 11 0 3 2
18 @NO 2.8 5 15 33.3 43.0 2.9 0 2 2 6 32 5.3 13 0 2 0
Career Stats
SEASON PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
YEAR GP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
2018 13 77.6 239 414 57.7 2,865.0 6.9 17 15 30 44 138 3.1 28 1 5 2
2019 13 84.3 273 441 61.9 3,024.0 6.9 19 13 33 33 62 1.9 24 2 11 3
2020 12 72.7 217 364 59.6 2,208.0 6.1 9 11 35 37 217 5.9 46 2 4 2
2021 12 71.9 243 406 59.9 2,527.0 6.2 9 13 35 48 222 4.6 30 5 9 4
2022 6 92.7 82 140 58.6 1,143.0 8.2 7 3 10 26 106 4.1 26 2 6 2
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Sam Darnold - Poor Week 18 performance

Darnold completed just 5 of 15 passes for 43 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Saints. He also rushed six times for 32 yards.

Sam Darnold - Impressive numbers in win

Darnold completed 15 of 22 passes for 250 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Panthers' 37-23 win over the Lions on Saturday. He also rushed six times for 19 yards and another score.

Sam Darnold - Touchdown toss in loss

Darnold completed 14 of 23 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Steelers.

Sam Darnold - Throws TD in win

Darnold completed 14 of 24 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks. He also rushed three times for 31 yards.

Sam Darnold - Earns another start after win

Darnold completed 11 of 19 passes for 164 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos. He added three rushes for three yards and a touchdown.

Sam Darnold - Getting chance to start in Week 12

Interim coach Steve Wilks announced Tuesday that Darnold will start Sunday's game against the Broncos, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Could play some this week

Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks said Wednesday that he would like to give Darnold some snaps in a game before giving him another chance to start, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Set for backup role with Walker out

Darnold is expected to back up Baker Mayfield against the Ravens on Sunday, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that fellow Panthers quarterback PJ Walker has a high-ankle sprain.

Sam Darnold - Inactive Thursday

Darnold is inactive for Thursday's game against the Falcons, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Comes off IR

Darnold (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Monday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Drawing close to full health

Darnold said Wednesday that he's "close to 100 percent" following the high left-ankle sprain he suffered in the Panthers' preseason finale, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Sam Darnold - Won't start if activated

Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks said that PJ Walker will start Sunday's game in Atlanta, regardless of the health of Darnold (ankle) and Baker Mayfield (ankle), Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Sam Darnold - Won't play this week

Coach Steve Wilks said Darnold (ankle) looked good in his return to practice Wednesday but won't be available for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Sam Darnold - Ready to practice

Carolina designated Darnold (ankle) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Expected to come off IR this week

Interim coach Steve Wilks expects Darnold (ankle) to come off injured reserve and practice this week, though he's unsure if Darnold can get up to speed quickly enough to face the Buccaneers on Sunday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Could return next week

Darnold (ankle) won't be available for Sunday's game at the Rams but could be activated from injured reserve ahead of the Panthers' Week 7 game against the Buccaneers, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Sam Darnold - Not ready for return yet

Darnold (ankle) is still not close to returning from injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Sam Darnold - Out of walking boot

Darnold (ankle) ditched the walking boot on his left foot as of Thursday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Sam Darnold - Officially on IR

The Panthers placed Darnold (ankle) on injured reserve Thursday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

Sam Darnold - High ankle sprain confirmed

Coach Matt Rhule described the injury that Darnold suffered in Friday's preseason finale as a "significant" high ankle sprain, David Newton of ESPN reports.

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