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Sam Darnold
ADP: 21.11
Bye: 13
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25.0
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
40 Time: 4.85
SPARQx (Rank): 82.90 (25%)
Burst Score (Rank): 98.90 (7%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.36 (64%)

Injury PredictorSam Darnold's Injury Index

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

50%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

4%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

1.60

Durability

4

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 29, 2017 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Darnold dealt with an ankle injury for much of the 2017 season. He didn't miss any games but was pulled early from at least 1 game.
Nov 4, 2018 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Darnold missed 3 games with a sprained right foot.
Sep 12, 2019 NFL Cervical Throat Mononucleosis Darnold was diagnosed with mononucleosis and missed practices ahead of the Week 2 game against the Browns. He missed 3 games due to the illness
Oct 1, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Darnold suffered a sprained shoulder in the loss vs. Broncos. He missed 2 games
Nov 1, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Darnold re-injured his shoulder in the loss vs. Kansas City. He missed 2 games
Oct 31, 2021 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Darnold sustained a concussion during the fourth quarter of Week 8's game in Atlanta
Nov 7, 2021 NFL Shoulder Scapula Fracture Darnold suffered a crack of the shoulder scapula in his throwing arm in Week 9's game against the Patriots

Basic StatsSam Darnold's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • New team, same result: Darnold isn’t very good.
  • He started 2021 solidly, completing 67.8% of passes at 8.1 yards per attempt with 5 TDs (and 3 INTs) and tallying 3 games of more than 300 yards. But he didn’t reach 220 yards again in 8 more appearances, averaging just 167.3 per game the rest of the way.
  • Carolina tried some P.J. Walker and Cam Newton, but neither fared much better. The team then drafted Matt Corral in Round 3. Rumors now have a Baker Mayfield trade nearing.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

It’s not worth digging further into Darnold’s numbers. He’s had 4 years with 2 teams to show he doesn’t stink, but his TD rate and yards per attempt have fallen vs. the beginning of his career. The only reason to draft Darnold is to take a chance at stacking him with a Panthers pass-catcher as the 3rd QB on your best-ball roster. Even that move has a shot to leave you with a dead roster spot.

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Sam Darnold, QB CAR

12:24pm EST 12/15/21

Sam Darnold back at practice Wednesday

Panthers QB Sam Darnold (shoulder) has been designated to return from IR and will practice on Wednesday, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Darnold has been out since fracturing the scapula in his right shoulder back in Week 9. HC Matt Rhule said earlier this week that Darnold might get back into the mix down the stretch, so we'll see where this goes.

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The Panthers are not expecting to get QB Sam Darnold (shoulder) back this season, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. HC Matt Rhule said earlier this week that Darnold could be back in 4-6 weeks, but it sounds like that was optimistic. QB Cam Newton is expected to start Week 11 and will likely be under center the rest of the season.

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The Panthers placed QB Sam Darnold (shoulder) on IR. He'll miss at least the next 3 games but is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Carolina gave QB Cam Newton $4.5 million guaranteed for the rest of this season, so don't be surprised if Darnold doesn't get the starting job back.

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Panthers QB Sam Darnold (shoulder) will be placed on IR and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, HC Matt Rhule said Wednesday. Darnold's injury is not believed to be season-ending, Rhule added, but he can be dropped in all 1-QB fantasy leagues. QB P.J. Walker is slated to start while Darnold is out, with QB Matt Barkley backing him up.

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