Sam Darnold RUMORS & NEWS

  • Panthers QBs Cam Newton, Sam Darnold appear to be thrown under bus by Robby Anderson

    Clutch Points "The Carolina Panthers once promising season fell apart as the year progressed. They began the season 3-0 and had hopes of a postseason berth. Following their deflating 41-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, they finished the season 5-12. They lost 12 of their last 14..." January 10

  • Sam Darnold not thinking about the future

    Pro Football Talk "Cam Newton likely played his final home game at Bank of America Stadium last week. He has an uncertain future, as do the Panthers at the position. Sam Darnold will start for the team this week. He is the only quarterback on the roster for 2022, but the Panthers could..." December 29

  • Sam Darnold Named Panthers' Starting QB vs. Saints over Cam Newton

    Bleacher Report "Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule has named Sam Darnold the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cam Newton is the only other quarterback on the active roster, per Darin Gantt of the..." December 29

  • Robby Anderson calls out Panthers fans for booing Sam Darnold

    Clutch Points "The Carolina Panthers had a rough go of things in Week 16, getting thrashed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their home soil. Fans were less than thrilled with the performance from Matt Rhule’s squad on Sunday, and let the team know it by booing quarterback Sam..." December 27

  • Panthers’ plan for Sam Darnold amid Cam Newton’s struggles

    Clutch Points "The honeymoon period of Cam Newton’s return to Carolina Panthers feels like eons ago at this point. The former NFL MVP has lost all his four starts to virtually kill any hopes they had for making the postseason. While questions remained for the Panthers’ previous..." December 26

  • NFL Insider Predicts Sam Darnold Will Join Washington Football Team

    Heavy "The New York Jets made a game-changing decision this offseason that will shape the future of the franchise for many years to come. While that’ll sound hyperbolic to some, it is the stone-cold truth. The Jets had to decide whether they wanted to give Sam..." December 10

  • Sam Darnold’s injury status gives Cam Newton huge opportunity

    Clutch Points "Cam Newton is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthersin the coming weeks. It may not come right away, as he still gets up to speed ahead of the team’s Week 10 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, but it’s an inevitability at this..." November 14

  • Panthers to explore all QB options with Sam Darnold out

    The Score "Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule announced Wednesday that quarterback Sam Darnold will miss four-to-six weeks due to a shoulder injury, according to The Athletic's Joe Person. Rhule added that the Panthers will explore "any and all..." November 10

  • Matt Rhule not committing to Sam Darnold after ugly loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule has staunchly supported quarterback Sam Darnold all season, but that support may be eroding. Rhule was noticeably non-committal Sunday when asked if he believes Darnold is the quarterback that gives the Panthers the best chance to win. Rhule said he..." November 08

  • The Sam Darnold Trade Has Put the Panthers in QB Purgatory

    The Ringer "When the New York Jets traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, it marked the end of an era. Not much of an era for New York—if anything, an era they’d like to forget—but rather, an era for the New England Patriots. In three games against Darnold-led offenses,..." November 08

  • Robby Anderson Addresses Sideline Incident With Sam Darnold

    The Spun "An ugly sideline scene unfolded between Robby Anderson and Sam Darnold in the midst of the Panthers‘ loss to the Patriots on Sunday. After throwing his third interception of the game, Darnold walked to the sideline and over to the bench. Anderson wasn’t far..." November 08

  • Robby Anderson Tosses Helmet Behind Sam Darnold After He Threw 3rd Interception

    Total Pro Sports "Sam Darnold may have finally worn out his welcome in Carolina. With the Panthers down 24-6 at the hands of the New England Patriots, frustrations seemed to be boiling over on the Carolina sideline. " November 07

  • Julian Edelman trolls Sam Darnold amid atrocious performance

    Clutch Points "During his run with the New York Jets, quarterback Sam Darnold had grand struggles against the New England Patriots. Darnold recorded six interceptions and posted an 0-3 record in three career games against the Patriots while with the Jets. November 07

  • Matt Rhule urges Sam Darnold to end slump: 'He needs to play better'

    The Score "Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule encouraged Sam Darnold to step up a day after benching the quarterback during a lifeless loss to the New York Giants. "I think I made the right decision yesterday, to be quite honest with you,"..." October 25

  • Panthers QB Sam Darnold speaks out benching

    Clutch Points "Carolina Panthers star Sam Darnold made headlines on Sunday after he was subbed out in the fourth quarter amid an embarrassing blowout courtesy of the New York Giants. The game was already beyond them when Panthers head coach Matt Rhule pulled Darnold out of the game, but at..." October 25

  • Sam Darnold to remain Panthers' starting QB after benching

    The Athletic "Sam Darnold will remain the Carolina Panthers' starting quarterback next week and moving forward despite being benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 25-3 loss to the New York Giants, coach Matt Rhule said after the game. Carolina replaced Darnold with P.J. Walker for the final..." October 24

  • Matt Rhule says skid starts with Sam Darnold: 'He's not playing well enough'

    The Score "Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule identified quarterback Sam Darnold as the primary cause of a three-game losing streak that's soured a promising start to the season. "Sam's not playing well enough, let's start there," Rhule..." October 18

  • Sam Darnold has been good with the Panthers, but he’s no Cam Newton

    SB Nation "The decision to trade for Sam Darnold has so far been one of the best deals of the NFL season. Carolina saw an opportunity to roll the dice on a quarterback they believed was trapped on a bad Jets team, and may have found a franchise player out of it. That’s a hell of a return for only..." October 04

  • Sam Darnold becomes first quarterback with five rushing touchdowns in first four games

    Pro Football Talk "If the sportsbooks had set odds before the season regarding which of the various players would be the most likely to become the first quarterback to rush for five touchdowns in the first four games of the season, Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold would have been low on the list — and high..." October 04

  • Panthers’ Sam Darnold makes NFL history with 2 more rushing TDs vs. Cowboys

    Clutch Points "Sam Darnold’s New York Jets career was an absolute disaster, but he’s making the most out of his fresh start with the Carolina Panthers. Darnold has played well en route to a 3-0 start, and he surprisingly has been making an impact with his..." October 03

  • Carolina Panthers’ Sam Darnold with league-leading fifth rushing touchdown

    Sportsnaut "During his ho-hum three-year career with the New York Jets, first-year Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold scored five rushing touchdowns. The former top-three pick from USC did so in 38 games, all starts. Now rejuvenated as a member of the Panthers, the..." October 03

  • It’s a new era for the undefeated Panthers. Sam Darnold and Matt Rhule are determined to make it last

    The Athletic "Matt Rhule would have traditionally preferred to lean on his run game and defense. But as the Carolina Panthers head coach guided his team to a 24-9 decision last week against the Houston Texans – and the franchise’s first 3-0 start since 2015 – the offense’s..." October 01

  • Leaving Adam Gase is the best thing that happened to Sam Darnold

    SB Nation "The rise of Sam Darnold is perhaps the biggest early season surprise of the young 2021 NFL season. Darnold was famously taken No. 3 overall in the 2018 draft by the New York Jets, and went on to play three disappointing seasons at quarterback for Jets teams that were routinely among the..." September 24

  • Jets Strongly Considered Keeping Sam Darnold

    Pro Football Rumors "With their Panthers matchup in the past, the Jets and Sam Darnold can move in different directions. Zach Wilson made his NFL debut in the one-score loss. Both QBs are unquestioned starters, but the Jets spent extensive time on a scenario in which they’d be..." September 18

  • Panthers QB Sam Darnold: I didn't play well enough for Jets and that's on me

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold can’t think of any time in sports -- or life -- he truly needed a second chance. Until now. Three failed seasons with the New York Jets, the team he’ll face in Sunday’s opener at Bank of America Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS), is..." September 09

  • Sam Darnold does not want to talk about Jets ahead of Week 1 reunion

    Larry Brown Sports "Sam Darnold isn’t adding any fuel to the fire when it comes to his upcoming matchup against the team that drafted him. Darnold’s Carolina Panthers face off against the New York Jets in Week 1. The Jets drafted Darnold third overall in 2018 and put the hopes of the..." September 08

  • The Panthers X Factor For 2021 NFL Season, And It’s Not Sam Darnold

    Clutch Points "Looking to get back into the playoff picture next season, the Carolina Panthers have some exciting new additions that they want to get familiarized with the game plan they’ve developed. With a new quarterback at the helm in Sam Darnold and star running back Christian..." September 06

  • Should Panthers Worry About QB Sam Darnold?

    Bleacher Report "Roster decisions are being made across the NFL, with the third week of preseason games serving as the backdrop.  Earlier Friday, the New Orleans Saints chose Jameis Winston as their starting quarterback, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Two days before, the Denver..." August 28

  • Panthers’ Sam Darnold sends message to Trevor Lawrence, rookie QBs

    Clutch Points "“For those guys, the biggest thing is to keep a level head through it all,’’ he said. “Keep grinding. Take it one day at a time. That’s all it is.” Darnold was taken third overall in the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. As a young..." August 21

  • Matt Rhule’s “been nothing but pleased” with Sam Darnold

    SI "We're officially two days away from seeing Sam Darnold trot out onto the field in his first game as the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback. The Panthers will be taking on the Indianapolis Colts to kickoff the three-game preseason slate which will present Darnold and the Panthers with a..." August 13

  • Sam Darnold Commented On Panthers Cutting J.T. Ibe After Illegal Hit On Teammate That Sent Him To Hospital

    USA Today "Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule warned his players against over-aggressiveness during their Saturday night practice at Gibbs Stadium. At least one player didn’t get the message. Safety J.T. Ibe was ejected from today’s training camp practice for..." August 04

  • 5 NFL players who are running out of time to prove themselves

    Larry Brown Sports "For most players, the NFL stands for “Not For Long.” After all, perhaps more than any other professional sport in the world, the NFL is all about recent performance. Fortunes change quickly; today’s superstar could be tomorrow’s has-been. In some cases, talented players..." July 28