Posted: 9/19/2021 10:30 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold went 26-for-38 for 305 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Darnold has played well in his first two games with the Panthers and connected with seven different receivers in Week 2. He will be facing the Houston Texans next week and could be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 9/12/2021 9:50 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold completed 24-of-35 passes for 279 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 1 against the New York Jets and he ran for another score.
Huddle Up: Darnold was facing his former team, and they did force his to lose a fumble. But he had the last laugh with the 19-14 victory. He and the Panthers will be back at home in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints, but is mostly useful only as a QB2 in most leagues.
Posted: 8/28/2021 2:20 am GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold completed 19 of his 25 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns and added five rushing yards in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: While there is no guarantee the success will carry over into the regular season, Darnold's performance at least gives hope that the change of scenery could resurrect his career. He's a speculative QB2 for now.
Posted: 8/19/2021 7:16 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold will play one or two offensive series in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to head coach Matt Rhule.
Huddle Up: Darnold is learning a new offense and probably needs some preseason time to work on timing and the chemistry with his pass catchers. He should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/13/2021 11:26 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold will not play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Darnold likely will play in the other two preseason games since he is playing in a new offense. Darnold has played well at times during his career but should not be more than a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/25/2021 3:35 am GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold has spent significant time this offseason working out with RB Christian McCaffrey, who was quick to sing Darnold's praises in a recent interview with Panthers.com Darin Gantt.
'I've gotten to know him really well in the last few months. Just getting together throwing with him and hanging out off the field. He's an incredible talent and incredible teammate already, so I'm super excited for him. ... I think he'll fit in great. Already fits in great. ... He's very laid back, but he's definitely a leader too. And he knows when to put his foot down when he needs to and be a leader when he needs to. I think that's something that makes all quarterbacks great,' McCaffrey said.
Huddle Up: Darnold drew the ire of fantasy owners for his failure to live up to being the third overall pick in 2018, but Carolina will give him a much better chance of succeeding than the New York Jets ever did. McCaffrey figures to be a big reason he enjoys more success, while D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson and Terrace Marshall Jr. should give Darnold one of the better receiving trios in the league. Fantasy owners should consider Darnold a QB2 option with solid upside in 2021.
Posted: 4/30/2021 12:54 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold had his fifth-year option exercised Friday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Darnold will be a QB2 in fantasy, but he'll have some upside to sneak into the QB1 range with the weapons around him.
Posted: 4/24/2021 12:29 am GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold has a fifth-year option in his contract, but general manager Scott Fitterer said the team will wait until after the 2021 NFL Draft to decide if they will exercise the option.
Huddle Up: The Panthers traded for Darnold this offseason, so they probably will exercise the option. Darnold will have solid receivers to work with next season but likely will be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 4/07/2021 7:43 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold was on the receiving end of 'a hard look' from the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Football Team before the start of free agency, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. Darnold was traded from the New York Jets to the Panthers for three draft picks Monday, April 5.
Posted: 4/05/2021 8:19 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold will have his fifth-year option exercised this offseason, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Darnold will have to learn a new offensive scheme but should have better playmakers to work with in Carolina. He probably will be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.