New York Jets
  • 6'3"
  • 225
  • 21
  • 0 years
  • USC
  • 2018 R1 O, None
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Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2018 NYJ 2 70 62 41 532 3 3 8 0 0 0 532 3 0 1 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 8:18pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 25-of-41 passes for 334 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins, becoming the youngest NFL quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is 21 years, 103 days old, and he broke the previous record set by Jacky Lee, who was 21 years, 137 years old back on Nov. 25, 1960. So far, Darnold has been everything as advertised. He is a solid QB2 in most fantasy leagues, but a must-have in long-term keeper formats. The Jets take on the Browns on Thursday night in Cleveland.

  • Posted: 9/11/2018 12:31pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold was praised by head coach Todd Bowles during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 11. 'It's great to see (Darnold's poise,' Bowles said. 'It's rare more nowadays. It was a little more common back (when I played) for whatever reason. ... It's exciting to see because he's got an old soul, but he's young in age. He understands the game very well. He works at it the right way.'

    Huddle Up: Darnold shook off his opening-throw pick-six Monday night and rebounded nicely to throw for 198 yards and a pair of TDs, but he remains much more of a consideration for two-QB and deep leagues rather than standard 10- and 12-team leagues.

  • Posted: 9/10/2018 7:28pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 16-of-21 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions on Monday, Sept. 10.

    Huddle Up: Darnold got off to an inauspicious start, tossing an interception on his first play and it was taken all the way back by Quandray Diggs for a touchdown. After that, the rookie settled in and showed a lot of poise while the defense and special teams also provided him with offensive support on the scoreboard. Darnold looks like the real deal, but he still should be treated as a QB2 in redraft formats. Next up is his first divisional game against the Miami Dolphins.

  • Posted: 9/3/2018 12:11pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold has been named the starter for Week 1 versus the Detroit Lions, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Take it easy with crowning Darnold as the next big thing just yet. The NFL is not kind to rookie quarterbacks. He does have a decent matchup in his first career start, but he's not in QB1 territory.

  • Posted: 8/30/2018 8:06am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold learns from his mistakes and rarely makes the same mistake twice, according to head coach Todd Bowles. One practice, Bowles blitzed the house at Darnold, and he quickly threw to a crossing receiver in heavy traffic and was picked off. Bowles sent another blitz at Darnold, and he checked it at the line and went to his next read. It would be a major upset if Darnold doesn't open the year the starter, in the opinion of MMQB's Albert Breer.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is a keeper league chip, but he doesn't have a lot around him to be much more than a fringe QB2 in single-year leagues.

  • Posted: 8/29/2018 11:45am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold is almost assuredly the team's starting quarterback heading into Week 1 after the team dealt QB Teddy Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday.

    Huddle Up: Darnold had a great training camp and preseason, and has not looked like a rookie to this point. He apparently has a great grasp on the system and has displayed plenty of maturity beyond his years. While he remains a low-end QB2 in redraft or seasonal formats, he is a must-have in dynasty fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/19/2018 10:06am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold received most of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Sunday, Aug. 19, and appears to be the likely candidate to start in the third preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Darnold appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job and will be a valuable option in keeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues should only consider him a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 3:53pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold went 6-for-6 for 42 yards when he was in the shotgun during the second preseason game. He went 2-for-5 for 20 yards and one interception when he was under center.

    Huddle Up: Darnold probably is more comfortable in the shotgun because of his college career but should still be the leading candidate for the starting job despite his play under center. Darnold will only be a No. 2 quarterback in standard leagues but will be a solid pick in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 8/16/2018 7:18pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed eight of his 11 pass attempts for 62 yards and an interception against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Darnold came back down to earth after a solid preseason opener, but he still has a great chance to start Week 1. He doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues yet, but he should be stashed in keeper leagues and dynasty formats.

  • Posted: 8/16/2018 4:42pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold will be the starting quarterback for the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Darnold has been receiving more work with the first-team offense recently and may be the leading candidate for the starting job. He will be a popular choice in keeper leagues but would only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 8/13/2018 12:13pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold received most of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Monday, Aug. 13.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is coming off a solid preseason game and appears to have a good chance to win the starting quarterback job. He would have a lot of value in keeper leagues if he starts but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 8/13/2018 6:50am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (finger) had his left ring finger wrapped Monday, Aug. 13, after his hand was stepped on in the first preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is a keeper-only option for now, but there is a chance he could be a waiver claim for a matchup later in the season.

  • Posted: 8/10/2018 7:44pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 13 of his 18 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in a 17-0 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 10.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't spectacular, but Darnold held his own and avoided any major mistakes in his first preseason action. Darnold doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues yet, but he needs to be stashed in keeper formats.

  • Posted: 7/30/2018 10:25am ET

    New York Jets first-round draft choice QB Sam Darnold agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Jets Monday, July 30, worth $30.25 million, according to a source. The deal includes a fifth-year option.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is the Jets' quarterback of the future and probably will play at some point this season, but he still has a chance to win the starting job during training camp. Darnold probably will not be a great option in standard leagues even if he starts but should be a popular option in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 7/30/2018 10:08am ET

    New York Jets first-round draft choice QB Sam Darnold's representatives are still talking with the Jets about a contract, and it is expected that the two sides will reach an agreement Monday, July 30.

    Huddle Up: Darnold still has a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job even though he missed the first few practices of training camp. He will be a valuable option in keeper leagues but would not be more than a No. 2 quarterback in standard leagues if he wins the job.

  • Posted: 7/24/2018 11:22am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold is not reporting to training camp with the rest of the rookies as he has not yet signed his rookie contract. Practices will not actually start until Friday, July 27, and the situation is deemed dire.

    Huddle Up: When Darnold does sign and report to camp, he'll be competing with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the right to start. McCown, as the veteran, is the favorite to start and played well last year. The Jets' quarterback situation, however, is one to avoid if at all possible.

  • Posted: 7/22/2018 7:58pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold is competing against himself for the starting job during training camp, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, and Mehta believes Darnold will be the starter by the end of the year if he isn't deemed ready to start Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Darnold's value is at its highest in dynasty leagues, but if he breaks camp as the starter, he could be worth a flier as a QB2 in the later rounds of redraft leagues.

  • Posted: 6/13/2018 11:54am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold will be the starting quarterback by Week 1 if he is able to handle everything the Jets are throwing at him, according to offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. Head coach Todd Bowles has already said Darnold is an outstanding learner. Darnold said he's focused on learning as much as he can in a relatively short amount of time.

    Huddle Up: Darnold has put together an impressive season, both before and after the draft. He'll need to beat out veteran Josh McCown and the healing Teddy Bridgewater, but the upside is evident. That upside is limited in redraft leagues, though. His allure primarily exists in dynasty formats.

  • Posted: 5/22/2018 8:49am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold has received all 16 repetitions in 11-on-11 drills in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't really mean anything as he is the new car in the garage. However, he could end up winning the job, and he's worthy of QB2 consideration in fantasy.

  • Posted: 5/4/2018 7:59pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold had some throws where he needed to 'dust the rust off' in his first practice Friday, May 4, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

    Huddle Up: It's obviously too early to make any conclusions about Darnold, but he's going to be given the chance to run this offense at some point. He could be a QB2 as soon as this year if he wins the starting job, and he is a must-own in dynasty formats.

  • Posted: 5/3/2018 12:08pm ET

    The New York Jets believe QB Sam Darnold has a great chance to be the starter for Week 1 of the 2018 season. Darnold will compete with QB Josh McCown for the starting job during training camp.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during camp to see if Darnold performs well enough to be named starter. He would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in standard leagues if he wins the job but would be a valuable pick in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 4/26/2018 5:29pm ET

    The New York Jets selected Southern California QB Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.

    Huddle Up: Josh McCown is expected to begin the season as the starting quarterback, but Darnold could take over the job at some point during the season. Darnold probably will not have much value in standard leagues but likely will be a valuable pick in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 3/1/2018 5:25am ET

    Southern California QB Sam Darnold measured at 6-foot-3 3/8, 221 pounds with a hand size of 9 3/8 Thursday, March 1, at the NFL Scouting Combine.

    Huddle Up: The redshirt-sophomore quarterback threw for 4,143 yards with 26 scores and 13 picks last season. His completion percentage dipped from 67.2 percent to 63.1 percent, but he's a high-end prospect. He'll be a QB2 to target for upside depending on where he's drafted.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @DET 198 2 1 -1 0
2 MIA 334 1 2 1 0

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