Sam
Darnold (#14)

QB - Carolina Panthers

Age 24
Exp 5th Season
HT/WT 6'3" / 225 LBS
Bye 13
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2022 Season Projections
Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:04 PM
2022 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 3:19 PM
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2021 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
1 NYJ 102.0 24 35 68.6 279.0 8.0 1 0 1 5 -1 -0.2 5 1 1 1
2 NO 99.1 26 38 68.4 305.0 8.0 2 1 2 1 7 7.0 7 0 1 0
3 @HOU 95.7 23 34 67.6 304.0 8.9 0 0 3 8 11 1.4 5 2 2 0
4 @DAL 85.5 26 39 66.7 301.0 7.7 2 2 5 6 35 5.8 14 2 0 0
5 PHI 44.5 21 37 56.8 177.0 4.8 1 3 3 2 10 5.0 5 0 0 0
6 MIN 55.6 17 41 41.5 207.0 5.0 1 1 4 4 48 12.0 30 0 1 1
7 @NYG 57.4 16 25 64.0 112.0 4.5 0 1 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
8 @ATL 69.6 13 24 54.2 129.0 5.4 0 0 0 8 66 8.2 20 0 0 0
9 NE 26.3 16 33 48.5 172.0 5.2 0 3 1 3 9 3.0 4 0 1 0
16 TB 65.9 15 32 46.9 190.0 5.9 0 0 4 1 11 11.0 11 0 1 0
17 @NO 61.7 17 26 65.4 132.0 5.1 0 1 7 2 7 3.5 6 0 1 1
18 @TB 87.3 29 42 69.0 219.0 5.2 2 1 2 8 19 2.4 6 0 1 1
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
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Sam Darnold - Has competition from Corral

Darnold remains the Panthers' starting quarterback for now, but rookie third-rounder Matt Corral could get an opportunity to play early in his career if Darnold struggles this season, ESPN's David Newton reports.

Sam Darnold - Still viewed as starter

Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said he views Darnold as his starting quarterback, though McAdoo also added, "that is something I shouldn't have said," per David Newton of ESPN.com.

Sam Darnold - In the lead for top QB job

GM Scott Fitterer noted Friday that Darnold is currently "in the lead" for the Panthers' starting QB job, ESPN's David Newton reports.

Sam Darnold - Turns it over twice

Darnold completed 29 of 42 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed eight times for 19 yards and lost a fumble.

Sam Darnold - Expected to start in Week 18

Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that he expects Darnold to start Sunday against the Buccaneers, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Turns it over twice

Darnold completed 17 of 26 passes for 132 yards and an interception in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Saints. He also was sacked seven times and lost a fumble.

Sam Darnold - Named as Week 17 starter

Darnold will start Sunday's game against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Sees more action than Newton

Darnold (shoulder) completed 15 of 32 passes for 190 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Panthers' 32-6 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed once for 11 yards and fumbled once but recovered.

Sam Darnold - Could reclaim starting job Week 17

Darnold (shoulder) is expected to enter Sunday's game against the Buccaneers within a few series in relief of Cam Newton, and he could supplant Newton as the team's starting quarterback for the final two contests of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Sam Darnold - Off injured reserve

The Panthers activated Darnold (shoulder) from injured reserve Saturday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Should get snaps off bench

Carolina head coach Matt Rhule said Darnold (shoulder) will get playing time Sunday against Tampa Bay, even though Cam Newton will retain the starting job and receive the bulk of the snaps, Schuyler Callihan of SI.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Cleared for contact

Darnold (shoulder) has been cleared Monday to resume taking contact reps, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Sam Darnold - Needs another week or two

Darnold (shoulder) is likely still a week or two away from being ready for games, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Cleared to practice

The Panthers designated Darnold (shoulder) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Sam Darnold - Late return still possible

Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that it's a "possibility" Darnold (shoulder) returns down the stretch, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Sam Darnold - Evaluation coming after bye

Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that Darnold (shoulder) has resumed throwing "some" and will be further evaluated after the Panthers' Week 13 bye, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Likely done for 2021

The Panthers are proceeding as though Darnold (shoulder) won't play again this season, even though his rehab from a partial non-displaced fracture of his right scapula entails only a 4-to-6-week recovery timeline, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Sam Darnold - Moves to injured reserve

The Panthers placed Darnold (shoulder) on injured reserve Friday.

Sam Darnold - Out at least four weeks

Darnold is expected to be out at least four weeks as a result of the partial non-displaced fracture of his right scapula, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Sam Darnold - Dealing with scapula fracture

Darnold was diagnosed with an partial fracture of his right scapula Tuesday and could be sidelined for multiple weeks, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 17's Panthers-Saints matchup.

Week 16 Game Hub: TB-CAR

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Week 11 Game Hub: WAS-CAR

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Week 9 Game Hub: NE-Car

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Week 8 Game Hub: CAR-ATL

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 8's Panthers-Falcons matchup.

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Week 6 Waiver Wire

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Week 4 Game Hub: CAR-DAL

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Week 1 Game Hub: NYJ-Car

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Week 15 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Week 13 Vantage Points

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Week 12 Injury Report

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Week 12 Vantage Points

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Week 9 Injury Report

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Week 9 Vantage Points

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Week 8 Vantage Points

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Week 6 Injury Report

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Week 6 Vantage Points

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Week 5 Vantage Points

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Week 3 Vantage Points

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Week 2 Vantage Points

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