Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
21-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Jets
Questionable
Injury Foot
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Darnold was viewed as a candidate for the No. 1 overall selection in April's draft, but when he fell to the third spot, the Jets were happy to scoop him up with the hope that he might emerge as a franchise savior. Though the Jets re-signed their primary starter from 2017 (Josh McCown) and brought in another accomplished signal-caller in free agency in Teddy Bridgewater, Darnold was given the opportunity to compete for the top job in training camp and quickly made a positive impression in practices and exhibition play. The Jets have yet to officially announce their plans for Week 1, but the team's decision to trade Bridgewater to the Saints on Aug. 29 likely opens the door for Darnold to begin the season as the team's starter. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, Darnold brings ideal size to the position along with a strong arm and good mobility. He can improvise to extend plays and throw accurately on the run, but the knock on him is two-fold: his windup delivery and ball security. Some scouts believe Darnold probably has enough velocity to overcome the extra release time caused by the delivery, but he'll need to improve his decision making to address the latter concern. During his final year at USC, Darnold was responsible for 22 turnovers, including nine lost fumbles. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $30.25 million contract with the Jets in July of 2018.
Uncertain availability for Week 12
QBNew York Jets
Foot
November 19, 2018
Head coach Todd Bowles described Darnold (foot) as "day-to-day, week-to-week" at Monday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Bowles' comments aren't helpful in the slightest, his rookie quarterback -- who has resumed jogging on his injured right foot -- indicated he's no longer experiencing any pain and wants to play in this Sunday's game against the Patriots. We'll see if Darnold is available to practice Wednesday when the Jets issue their first injury report of the week. His participation in any capacity would bode well for his impending availability.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Sam Darnold's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
25.3%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.8%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.5%
 
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vs Patriots
Sunday, Nov 25th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
83.5
 
Cornerbacks
70.5
 
Safeties
111.7
 
Linebackers
82.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Sam Darnold's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.85 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
 
Vertical Jump
26.5 in
 
Broad Jump
105 in
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
More Fantasy News
Jogging without pain
QBNew York Jets
Foot
November 19, 2018
Darnold (foot) said he has been jogging without pain, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Not practicing
QBNew York Jets
Foot
November 19, 2018
Darnold (foot) isn't practicing Monday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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No lock to be ready after bye
QBNew York Jets
Foot
November 12, 2018
Darnold (foot) is out of his walking boot, but coach Todd Bowles acknowledged Monday that he isn't sure if the rookie quarterback will be ready to play after a Week 11 bye, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Inactive in Week 10
QBNew York Jets
Foot
November 11, 2018
Darnold (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.
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Won't start, listed as doubtful
QBNew York Jets
Foot
November 9, 2018
Darnold (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills.
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