Sam
Darnold (#14)

QB - Carolina Panthers

Age 25
Exp 5th Season
HT/WT 6'3" / 225 LBS
Bye 13
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2022 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:13 PM
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Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 12:21 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 - 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.

Sam Darnold - Likely out 4-to-6 weeks

Darnold is expected to be out 4-to-6 weeks after reportedly suffering a high-ankle sprain in Friday's preseason contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Sam Darnold - May have high-ankle sprain

Darnold likely suffered a high left ankle sprain during Friday's preseason game versus the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Sam Darnold - Gets ruled out with ankle injury

Darnold won't return to Friday's preseason game against the Bills due to a left ankle injury, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Leaves Friday's game

Darnold needed a cart to go to the locker room after suffering an apparent left ankle injury during Friday's preseason contest versus the Bills, Schuyler Callihan of SI.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Loses job battle to Mayfield

The Panthers have chosen Baker Mayfield over Darnold as their Week 1 starting quarterback, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Decision on QB delayed

Coach Matt Rhule wasn't ready to announce the Panthers' starting quarterback between Darnold and Baker Mayfield for Week 1 after Friday's preseason loss in New England, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Sam Darnold - Not starting Friday

Neither Darnold nor Baker Mayfield is expected to start Friday's preseason game against New England, with the Panthers resting most of their key players and giving P.J. Walker the start at quarterback, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Sam Darnold - Limited work in preseason contest

Darnold completed two of three passes for 16 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 23-21 preseason victory over the Commanders.

Sam Darnold - To see about one series Saturday

Coach Matt Rhule said Thursday that Darnold and Baker Mayfield will each play roughly one series apiece during Saturday's preseason game at Washington, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Not being shopped

Darnold was notified Monday by general manager Scott Fitterer that he's not being shopped in trade discussions, Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Sam Darnold - Keeping pace in QB competition

Darnold has been more consistent than Baker Mayfield over the first few days of Carolina's training camp, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

Sam Darnold - Set to compete with Mayfield

Darnold is now in line to compete with Baker Mayfield -- who was acquired by Carolina on Wednesday -- for the team's starting QB job, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

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.

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