Sam Darnold RUMORS & NEWS

  • Teddy Bridgewater’s criticism should alarm Sam Darnold fans

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers are proceeding with Sam Darnold as their starting quarterback, but his predecessor, Teddy Bridgewater, had some discouraging things to say about how the team’s practice habits that doesn’t bode well for the younger signal-caller’s success..." May 14

  • NFL GM: Panthers Should Have Drafted Justin Fields Despite Having Sam Darnold

    Bleacher Report "The Carolina Panthers have put their faith in Sam Darnold under center, having exercised his fifth-year option for 2023 after trading to acquire him from the New York Jets. But one NFL general manager thinks the team should have considered another option—namely drafting Ohio..." May 07

  • Sam Darnold Is Getting Everything He Never Received in New York

    Bleacher Report "When the New York Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers earlier this offseason, it was easy to hand the former USC standout the "bust" label. New York drafted Darnold third overall in 2018 to be the franchise's savior. A savior,..." May 05

  • Panthers pick up QB Sam Darnold's fifth-year option

    NFL.com "The Carolina Panthers spent the No. 8 overall pick on defense Thursday night. On Friday, the club affirmed that ?Sam Darnold? is the future at quarterback. The Panthers announced they are picking up the fifth-year option on Darnold. The team also officially picked up receiver..." April 30

  • Would Panthers draft a QB and trade Sam Darnold?

    Pro Football Talk "When the Panthers traded for quarterback Sam Darnold, a report emerged that they would pick up his 2022 option, at $18.858 million. They haven’t. On Friday, G.M. Scott Fitterer said they would address the issue of fifth-year options after the draft, and that they have a..." April 24

  • Scott Fitterer: Draft won’t impact “strong plan” for Sam Darnold’s fifth-year option

    Yahoo! Sports "The Browns exercised their 2022 contract option on quarterback Baker Mayfield on Friday, but it’s unclear if the second quarterback picked in the 2018 draft will have his option picked up. After the Panthers traded for Sam Darnold this month, there was a..." April 23

  • Sam Darnold Mourns Death Of Former USC Teammate Chris Brown

    TMZ "NFL star Sam Darnold was crushed to learn his former USC teammate Chris Brown died over the weekend ... saying Monday the 24-year-old O-lineman was the "greatest dude EVER." Brown passed away Sunday, according to Trojans football head coach Clay..." April 19

  • Sam Darnold, Christian McCaffrey working out together

    247 Sports "Two of the most-prolific football players to have recently come out of the state of California, Sam Darnold and Christian McCaffrey, are now teammates together in the NFL on the Carolina Panthers. And the process of the two becoming acclimated with one another on the field began..." April 19

  • The crazy Sam Darnold trade haul the New York Jets turned down from 49ers

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers ultimately gave themselves the opportunity to select a new franchise quarterback by trading up for the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Before moving up the board, however, the 49ers reportedly expressed interest in former New..." April 15

  • Ex-Jets center Ryan Kalil: Adam Gase 'didn't give Sam [Darnold] a lot of room to grow'

    Yardbarker "Former Jets center Ryan Kalil said that Adam Gase may have hindered Sam Darnold's development as a young quarterback. Kalil, who was a two-time All-Pro during his dozen years with the Carolina Panthers before heading to the Jets, said that the system Gase implemented did not allow Darnold..." April 15

  • Sam Darnold reminds teams they need to look out for players' mental health

    CBS Sports "Sam Darnold met with the media as a member of the Carolina Panthers and the former New York Jets quarterback made comments on how his ending with his old team went down. Darnold said he had a difficult time and said that the way the Jets handled things was driving him..." April 13

  • Sam Darnold hasn’t spoken with Teddy Bridgewater since the trade to Carolina

    Pro Football Talk "Head coach Matt Rhule didn’t name Sam Darnold the Panthers’ starting quarterback during his press availability on Monday. But it’s common knowledge that Carolina acquired Darnold last week to replace Teddy Bridgewater as the team’s QB..." April 13

  • Panthers Considered Trading Up For QB

    Pro Football Rumors "Connected to Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford this offseason, the Panthers moved to Sam Darnold. They sent three draft choices (two in 2022) for the former Jets top-five draftee, who is on track to replace Teddy Bridgewater next season. But..." April 12

  • Sam Darnold represents a fresh start and a new beginning with the Panthers

    The Athletic "Monday was about fresh starts, new opportunities and the chance to dream of better endings. A week after the Panthers sent three draft picks to the Jets for Sam Darnold, the 23-year-old quarterback met with the media via Zoom and spoke in mostly general terms about what went..." April 12

  • Carolina still eyeing Deshaun Watson trade despite Sam Darnold acquisition

    Clutch Points "Well folks, it looks like the Carolina Panthers are taking this idiom very seriously: the NFL is a quarterback’s league. Just a year after getting rid of franchise cornerstone Cam Newton and replacing him with arguably the best placeholder in the league in Teddy..." April 12

  • Sam Darnold hung on to Jets dream even as it was ‘driving him insane’

    New York Post "Sam Darnold always believed it would work out with the Jets. Right up until the team traded him to the Panthers last week, Darnold thought he could turn things around with the Jets.  “Before the trade happened, I always thought I could make it work in New York,”..." April 12

  • Sam Darnold: It “stings a little bit” to be “unwanted” by the Jets

    panthers.com "The last week of Sam Darnold?'s life has been a little bit of a blur. So when he landed in Charlotte on Sunday afternoon to begin the next chapter of his football career, the new Panthers quarterback admitted he was still sorting out the way he felt about the trade that..." April 12

  • What the Panthers risked by trading for Sam Darnold

    The Score "The New York Jets' decision to trade quarterback Sam Darnold this week was pretty straightforward. The Jets have the No. 2 pick in a QB-rich draft, a head coach and general manager who inherited Darnold, and a bounty of draft capital and salary-cap space that they're putting toward a..." April 09

  • Jets GM: 'I could give 2 s***s about' looking bad after Sam Darnold trade

    The Score "New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas isn't worried about the outcome of the Sam Darnold trade. In fact, Douglas believes his former quarterback will shine with the Carolina Panthers. "Whether I look bad or not (for trading Darnold), I could give two..." April 09

  • Why the Jets Dealt Sam Darnold and the Search for Their Next QB

    SI "The Jets’ separation from the quarterback they took third overall in 2018 didn’t happen overnight. Sam Darnold had to go through the second coaching firing of his short career first, then wait for his team to find a replacement for Adam Gase and complete a..." April 09

  • 1 Team Showed Interest In Teddy Bridgewater Before Sam Darnold Trade

    The Spun "Now that Sam Darnold is on the Carolina Panthers, there’s a chance Teddy Bridgewater could be on the move. Though he signed a three-year contract with the franchise in 2020, it’s evident he’s about to get bumped down on the depth chart. On Tuesday, NFL..." April 09

  • Broncos had 'tepid' interest in Sam Darnold early in free agency

    Yardbarker "Add another team to the list of organizations that apparently expressed interest in Sam Darnold. Albert Breer of SI.com writes that the Broncos had touched base with the Jets about a potential trade for the quarterback. However, the reporter described Denver’s interest in..." April 09

  • Are Jets making a mistake by betting on Zach Wilson over Sam Darnold?

    The Athletic "Whenever we make tough decisions, professionally and personally, it’s normal to think we have just two choices. But the reality is that difficult choices never have only two options, they usually have four or five, and the people who make the best decisions always find the hidden options...." April 08

  • 49ers, Washington Expressed Interest In Sam Darnold

    Pro Football Rumors "The 49ers and Washington moved on to other quarterback plans this offseason, but going into free agency, the NFC teams had Sam Darnold on their respective radars. Said to have received inquiries on Darnold ahead of free agency, the Jets indeed spoke to the 49ers about their..." April 07

  • Jets GM Joe Douglas explains the Sam Darnold trade, but what’s next?

    USA Today "On Monday, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas changed the course of the franchise by trading Sam Darnold to the Panthers. On Tuesday, Douglas explained the move and how it will impact the team's immediate and long-term future. ”Having the No...." April 07

  • Dealing of Sam Darnold reveals a truth about Deshaun Watson: trade partners are backing away

    Yahoo! Sports "Three months ago, the Carolina Panthers had significant interest in Deshaun Watson. Team owner David Tepper was serious enough about acquiring the Pro Bowl quarterback that when it became apparent Watson wanted out of Houston in January, the Panthers' front office called..." April 06

  • The Jets failed Sam Darnold as much as Darnold failed the Jets

    The Athletic "Todd Bowles spoke first. A rare smile stretching ear-to-ear. He was elated, as he should be. The Jets never thought Sam Darnold would be there when they traded for the third pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Yet he was. So the team wasted no time handing in its card with his name written on..." April 06

  • Sam Darnold trade sets Jets GM Joe Douglas up for tenure-defining decision

    USA Today "Two years ago, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas laid out a simple vision for how he wanted to return this woebegone franchise to respectability: Build a strong offensive and defensive line around a young franchise quarterback. He said he believed the Jets had that quarterback..." April 06

  • Ripple Effects on 2021 NFL Draft of the Sam Darnold-to-Panthers Trade

    Bleacher Report "It's no surprise that quarterbacks make the NFL go round, whether in the regular season, the playoffs or the offseason. We've already seen multiple blockbuster trades involving signal-callers in 2021. The Los Angeles Rams dealt two first-round picks and Jared Goff to..." April 06

  • The Panthers are back to square one with Sam Darnold — they better hope it works

    The Athletic "The Panthers have shown great vision since David Tepper bought the team three years ago when it comes to building facilities and hiring a dynamic head coach and an up-and-coming offensive coordinator. But they’ve been spinning their wheels at quarterback, with..." April 06

  • Why Did the Panthers Rush the Sam Darnold Trade?

    The Big Lead "It's official: the New York Jets are taking a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and giving up on 2018 No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold. Adam Schefter broke the news on Monday afternoon that Darnold was heading to the Carolina in exchange for a..." April 06

  • Sam Darnold Celebrates After Being Traded

    TMZ "How did Sam Darnold handle the news that he was being traded from the NY Jets to the Carolina Panthers?! Break out the black and blue balloons ... it's party time!!! Check out the celebration Darnold's friends and family threw for the QB in the hours after..." April 06

  • Panthers all in on new QB in 2021? Maybe Sam Darnold should ask Teddy Bridgewater how that went last year

    CBS Sports "After being outbid by the Rams for Matthew Stafford, after the civil lawsuits against Deshaun Watson swelled to nearly two dozen and after evaluating all five top quarterback prospects in this year's NFL draft at their respective pro days,..." April 06

  • How the Panthers and Jets Negotiated the Sam Darnold Trade

    SI "The Panthers/Jets trade may have seemed to have come out of nowhere—but the truth is the teams had been chipping away at it for quite some time. Carolina first broached the topic of a deal for Sam Darnold with the Jets in mid-February, a couple weeks after a very..." April 06

  • Broncos Pursued Sam Darnold Before Jets-Panthers Deal

    Bleacher Report "The New York Jets reportedly had options when it came to shopping Sam Darnold. Though Darnold ultimately went to the Carolina Panthers, the Denver Broncos also pursued the quarterback, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic. The Jets received a sixth-round pick..." April 06

  • Broncos' QB Options Dwindle Further After Jets Deal Sam Darnold to Panthers

    SI "When the 2021 offseason opened with John Elway relinquishing his duties as Denver Broncos GM, most local and national media outlets predicted Drew Lock's days as the starting quarterback were numbered. After all, Lock is coming off a very up-and-down Year 2 and lost his biggest supporter..." April 06

  • Panthers Expected to Move QB Teddy Bridgewater After Sam Darnold Deal

    USA Today "Bang. Another domino has fallen on the 2021 offseason, with the Carolina Panthers making a trade for embattled New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold; ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported details of the agreement, which sent draft picks in 2021 and 2022 from Carolina in exchange..." April 05

  • Sam Darnold becomes 6th straight 1st-round pick Jets have traded

    The Score "By sending Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers on Monday, the New York Jets made the quarterback their sixth consecutive first-round pick to wind up traded. Four years after drafting Darnold third overall, the Jets dealt away the former top..." April 05

  • Marcus Maye seemingly tweets reaction to Jets trading Sam Darnold

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers on Monday, and at least one player does not seem happy to see the quarterback go. Not long after news of the Darnold trade surfaced, Jets safety Marcus Maye sent a very simple tweet that appeared to convey a clear..." April 05

  • Carolina Panthers trade for New York Jets' QB Sam Darnold

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers have traded for quarterback Sam Darnold, per a league source. The team sent a 2021 sixth-round pick, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2022 fourth-round pick to the New York Jets in exchange for the quarterback. The sixth-round pick is No. 226, the last of..." April 05

  • The Panthers’ Tweet About Sam Darnold Is Going Viral

    The Spun "The Carolina Panthers just acquired Sam Darnold from the New York Jets. To announce the news, the Panthers’ social media team utilized one of the best memes of the NFL’s 2019 season, which may or may not be poking fun at Darnold at the same..." April 05

  • Sam Darnold would embrace Jets return alongside rookie quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "When the Jets took Sam Darnold with the third overall pick of the 2018 draft, they had Josh McCownon hand to serve as a veteran mentor for the rookie quarterback. The two men have stayed close, which leaves McCown with some insight into how Darnold feels about the..." April 04

  • 3 teams remain in on Sam Darnold trade from the New York Jets

    Sportsnaut "At this point, the New York Jets are going to sell low when it comes to moving struggling young quarterback Sam Darnold. The Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers were two teams initially in on him before both squads seemingly settled their quarterback..." April 02

  • Did Jets ticket department drop hint about team’s QB plan?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets have the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Unless they are planning to trade down, they will almost certainly select a quarterback. That has left Sam Darnold’s future with the franchise murky, but the Jets’ ticket department is not giving up on the..." April 01

  • Maybe The Broncos Aren't Interested In Sam Darnold

    Pro Football Rumors "As teams in similar positions added quarterbacks in free agency or via trade, the Broncos have stood pat. They are planning to acquire a veteran quarterback, but Sam Darnold might not be on GM George Paton‘s radar. The Broncos have not expressed interest in the..." March 31

  • Here is why Sam Darnold trade is unlikely for Jets

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets said earlier in the offseason that they are willing to listen to trade offers for Sam Darnold, but there has been no indication to this point that the quarterback is going anywhere. It sounds like there are a few reasons for that. ESPN’s Kimberley A. Martin..." March 29

  • NFL GMs think Sam Darnold will net 3rd-round pick at best

    The Score "If the New York Jets want to move on from Sam Darnold, the return they receive might be underwhelming. Two NFL general managers told ESPN's Kimberley A. Martin that the most they would give up in a trade for the 23-year-old quarterback is a third-round..." March 29

  • Sam Darnold trade to the Denver Broncos is a real possibility

    Sportsnaut "With all the moves we’ve seen around the NFL in recent weeks, there’s still no concrete information on a potential Sam Darnold trade. Reports have surfaced that it’s a 90% certainty the New York Jets will move off him in favor of likely No. 2 overall..." March 28

  • What The Dolphins-49ers Trade Means For Jets QB Sam Darnold

    The Spun "The San Francisco 49ers shocked the NFL world Friday morning by orchestrating a blockbuster trade with the Miami Dolphins. Believe it or not, the deal could have massive implications for what the New York Jets plan to do with quarterback Sam..." March 26

  • Breaking Down Options for the New York Jets, Sam Darnold and No. 2 Pick in Draft

    Bleacher Report "We're a week into the NFL's free-agency period, and the musical chairs at the quarterback position are filling up. The Washington Football Team signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be its 2021 starter. Ditto for the Chicago Bears with Andy Dalton. Several..." March 23