New York Jets
  • 6'3"
  • 225
  • 22
  • 2 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 13 458 414 239 2865 17 15 44 138 1 2 3003 18 0 2 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/13/2019 10:51am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold has impressed Jets wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson in his second season. 'It's everything,' Jefferson said of Darnold. 'The way that he works -- he's here early in the morning, he stays after, he probably doesn't leave this building until six, seven at night. He's in the old quarterback room. I've been so impressed with this kids work ethic and the way he attacks everything. It's just been awesome to see a young kid like that. It's almost like he's been here before. He's a young guy, but he has a lot of veteran attributes to him.'

    Huddle Up: Darnold now has a year under his belt, and his supporting cast has improved, but he's still a low-end QB2 at best right now for fantasy purposes.

  • Posted: 4/23/2019 10:02am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold called new head coach Adam Gase 'awesome' and added he is looking forward to his second NFL season. 'It's going to be fun to attack this year,' Darnold said Tuesday, April 23, at the team's voluntary minicamp. '... Good things to come.'

    Huddle Up: Darnold showed some definite flashes as a rookie, throwing for 2,865 yards, 17 TDs and 15 interceptions in 13 games while finishing 27th among fantasy QBs. A jump to QB2 range in Year 2 is certainly on the table.

  • Posted: 2/15/2019 8:41pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold's 80.7 Total QBR over the final four weeks of the 2018 season was the best mark in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: Darnold has his share of ups and downs as a rookie, but the strong finish could be a glimpse of what's to come. He should be viewed as a QB2 for now, but he could make the jump to QB1 sooner rather than later, especially if the Jets add some offensive weapons this offseason.

  • Posted: 2/10/2019 9:21am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold has a bright future, according to former standout CB Darrelle Revis. 'I think he (Darnold) can bring a Super Bowl in the near future for the Jets,' Revis told TMZ last week in Atlanta before Super Bowl LIII. 'It's going to take some time, but I feel like he's capable of doing it.'

    Huddle Up: As a rookie last season, Darnold threw for 2,865 yards, 17 TDs and 13 interceptions in 13 games while compiling a 4-9 QB won-loss record. Still, playing with a depleted surrounding cast and not much help, Darnold was better than the numbers showed and will be on the QB2 radar this summer.

  • Posted: 2/1/2019 6:33pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold said he is 'excited' to work with head coach Adam Gase and believes Gase can make him a better quarterback. 'I think he's going to help me with everything, mechanics, but mainly how to play the position in the NFL,' Darnold said.

    Huddle Up: Darnold had an inconsistent rookie year, but his potential flashed at times. Another year of experience should only help, especially if the Jets add some more weapons in the offseason. Consider him a QB2 heading into 2019.

  • Posted: 12/30/2018 1:04pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold went 16-for-28 for 167 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 17. He also rushed for 28 yards on one carry during the game.

    Huddle Up: Darnold played well at times this season and will finish the season with 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He likely will have a new head coach and offensive coordinator to work with next season but probably should only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2019.

  • Posted: 12/28/2018 2:15pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Darnold has played well over the last several weeks but will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense this week. He can be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues but likely will be avoided in most standard leagues.

  • Posted: 12/27/2018 3:46pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is coming off one of his best games of the season and has thrown five touchdowns in the last two games. He could have some success against the New England Patriots but probably should only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.

  • Posted: 12/26/2018 2:21pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

    Huddle Up: Darnold appears to be fine for the regular-season finale against the Patriots, but he is still nothing more than a QB2 in seasonal fantasy leagues for Week 17.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 6:43pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 24 of his 35 passes for a career-high 341 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-38 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Although the Jets ended up losing, Darnold delivered what is probably his best performance so far. A strong finish to the year could help set the stage for a big leap out of him in 2019.

  • Posted: 12/21/2018 3:02pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) practiced in full for a third straight day Friday, Dec. 21 and he is off the injury report heading into Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Darnold should be treated as a QB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into this head-to-head battle against Aaron Rodgers and the Pack, although he is a tremendous option in dynasty leagues heading into 2019 and beyond.

  • Posted: 12/20/2018 2:27pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is coming off a solid Week 15 performance but probably should only be considered a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.

  • Posted: 12/20/2018 10:42am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold's late-season play is drawing good reviews from offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. 'He's getting more comfortable,' Bates said Thursday, Dec. 21. 'He's playing faster, he's dissecting quicker, he's playing with confidence and he's having fun.'

    Huddle Up: The rookie is coming off one of his best games of the season (253 yards, 2 TDs, no interceptions, season-high 35 rushing yards) in the Week 15 loss to the Houston Texans, and is a solid two-QB-league starting consideration this Sunday against the not-so-formidable Green Bay Packers.

  • Posted: 12/19/2018 3:40pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is coming off one of his better games of the season but has thrown at least two touchdowns in only one of his last five games. He could be a possible option in two-quarterback leagues but should be avoided in all standard leagues.

  • Posted: 12/15/2018 5:12pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a loss versus the Houston Texans Saturday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't pretty, but the rookie performed well overall against one of the NFL's best defenses. He spread the ball around well, too, finding nine different targets. There are still raw aspects in his game, but he could be an every-week QB1 candidate in a year or two.

  • Posted: 12/13/2018 2:55pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Darnold returned last week after missing a month and had a decent performance. He is a risky option because he is dealing with a new foot injury and probably should be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/12/2018 11:33am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Dec. 12.

    Huddle Up: You didn't get to the fantasy postseason with Darnold and there's no reason to start him now. He has one of the toughest matchups among quarterbacks this week versus the Houston Texans.

  • Posted: 12/11/2018 4:20pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.

    Huddle Up: If you made your league's playoffs, you probably didn't get there by starting Darnold. Don't start now.

  • Posted: 12/10/2018 2:39pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) does not appear to be in any danger of missing the Week 15 game even though he suffered a foot injury during the last game, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said Darnold's latest foot injury is not related to the foot injury he suffered earlier in the season.

    Huddle Up: Owners can monitor Darnold's practice participation this week to see if he suffers any setbacks. He will be facing a solid Houston Texans defense this week and can be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 2:22pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold went 16-for-24 for 170 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Darnold briefly left the game because of his injured foot but was able to return and should start next week. He will be facing a solid Houston Texans defense next week and can be avoided in leagues.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 10:44am ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) has returned to the Week 14 game after missing some time because of a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Darnold will be able to remain in the game. Darnold should only be consider a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues at this time.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 10:33am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) left the Week 14 game early because of a foot injury and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Darnold missed around a month because of a foot injury, so he may have aggravated the injury this week. Owners should keep an eye on the situation over the next day. Josh McCown would take over the starting quarterback job but is not a fantasy option.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 8:16am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) will be the starting quarterback against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Darnold will return to the lineup after missing around a month because of his foot injury but should not be a starting option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 1:53pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) practiced in full for a third straight session on Friday, Dec. 7 and he is off the injury report ahead of the Week 14 game against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Darnold hasn't played since the Miami game on Nov. 4 when he tossed four interceptions, and he has just two touchdowns and seven picks over his past three games. Even if he is given the nod to start this weekend, he is an extremely risky fantasy play in all formats.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 11:35am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Darnold should be the starting quarterback this week after missing a few games because of injury. He will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense and should be benched in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 4:22pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is on track to play in the Week 14 game after missing the last few games because of his foot injury. He will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense and can be benched in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/3/2018 1:36pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) is expected to take over starting duties in Week 14, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said Darnold could have played in Week 13 but wanted to make sure he was completely ready after practicing just three times last week.

    Huddle Up: Darnold has had his share of ups and downs as a rookie, but the potential is evident. The Buffalo Bills won't exactly be a warm welcome, though, and Darnold is not a recommended start with fantasy playoffs on the line.

  • Posted: 12/1/2018 6:26pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) will likely miss the Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Josh McCown will start for Darnold for the third game in a row, but he doesn't have any streaming appeal for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 11/30/2018 9:33am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is listed as questionable for the Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Darnold's foot issue has kept him out since Week 9. Meanwhile veteran QB Josh McCown (back, hand) was upgraded from limited to a full participant in practice Friday, so it wouldn't be surprising to see McCown get another start.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 10:53am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) practiced for the second consecutive day Thursday, Nov. 29, as he deals with a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: The prize rookie has not played since Week 9, and of course will be way down in QB3 territory when he is able to return.

  • Posted: 11/28/2018 3:25pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Nov. 28, and was a limited participant.

    Huddle Up: This is an encouraging sign that Darnold will be able to return to game action as early as this weekend, but at the same time, there's no rush to get him back under center with the Jets well out of contention once again. Even if the rookie quarterback does return in Week 13, he's not a recommended play.

  • Posted: 11/26/2018 2:39pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) is making progress in his recovery, but it is not known if he will be able to participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the week to see if Darnold has any chance of playing in the Week 13 game. He would be playing a solid Tennessee Titans defense if he is active and can be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 7:29am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) could return for Week 13's game against the Tennessee Titans but it appears more likely that he will resume playing Week 14 versus the Buffalo Bills, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: Darnold was unable to practice this week and the Jets want to see how his foot responds before giving the starting job back to him. QB Josh McCown will continue to start during Darnold's absence but he should not be in any fantasy team's lineup.

  • Posted: 11/23/2018 10:28am ET

    Updating previous reports, New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) on Friday, Nov. 23, was ruled out of Week 12 due to a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: As expected, Darnold will miss a second straight game, and it's even more concerning that he was not able to do anything at all in practice this week coming off a bye.

  • Posted: 11/23/2018 9:28am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) continued to watch but not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 23, as he recovers from a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: It's most definitely looking like the rookie will miss a second straight start with even a bye week in between not enough. Count on veteran Josh McCown starting Sunday against the Patriots.

  • Posted: 11/22/2018 10:08am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) is out of practice again Thursday, Nov. 22.

    Huddle Up: He still has Friday, but he's not trending well for Week 12. Check back tomorrow, but he's not going to be a good option outside of two-QB leagues.

  • Posted: 11/21/2018 2:31pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

    Huddle Up: It's no surprise, as there was a report he is in a walking boot and a question mark for Sunday against the New England Patriots. We'll have a better idea as the week progresses. If he cannot go it would likely be Josh McCown at the helm of the Gang Green offense.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 8:26am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) could return to action for Week 12's game against the New England Patriots Nov. 25, although it's possible that he is held out until the following week's contest versus the Tennessee Titans Dec. 2.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is considered week-to-week due to a severe foot sprain and he has already been ruled out of Week 10's game against the Bills in advance of a Week 11 bye. Josh McCown will serve as the starting quarterback in his absence and could be useful in two-quarterback leagues or as a bye week replacement.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 11:16am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) will not start the team's Week 10 game, but head coach Todd Bowles is not ruling out the possibility of Darnold being active for the game.

    Huddle Up: Josh McCown will start this week against the Buffalo Bills and will be a risky option for owners since he has not played much since last season. He could be a bye week replacement in some leagues but can be avoided in most leagues. Darnold probably will miss at least one week but will regain the starting job when he is healthy.

  • Posted: 11/7/2018 10:43am ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) is dealing with a 'significant' foot sprain and will not play this week, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: As stated earlier, Josh McCown will take over the starting role and is an underrated fantasy quarterback. That being said, he should not be started against the Buffalo Bills in traditional leagues.

  • Posted: 11/7/2018 10:21am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) was sporting a boot on his right foot and in street clothes during practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Huddle Up: If Darnold is not able to suit up this weekend then veteran Josh McCown would take over under center. McCown was an underappreciated fantasy asset last year, but by no means would he be instantly thrust into QB1 territory.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 4:52pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 21-of-37 passes for 229 yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions, including a pick-six, in the Week 9 game against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Darnold started off well enough this season, but he has two touchdowns and seven interceptions over the past three outings as he has hit the old rookie wall. He has also completed just 52-of-100 (52.0 percent) during the three-game span, too. Darnold cannot be trusted in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 10:40pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 14 of 29 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 28.

    Huddle Up: This was the fifth time in six games that Darnold has completed 50 percent of his passes or less, a hard thing to do in a league where every rule seems to favor the passing game. Injuries aren't helping an already tough situation, so expect Darnold to continue to struggle to produce. He remains an option exclusively in keeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 2:24pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed just 17-of-42 passes for 206 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings and he also rushed for a score.

    Huddle Up: The rushing score was Darnold's first, but he also turned it over three times through the air for the first time ever. There will be growing pains with a rookie, and Darnold is no different. The Jets will face the Bears on the road in Week 8. He remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 12:03pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (elbow) put in a full practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Darnold won't have one of his most important weapons in Quincy Enunwa and he plays the vaunted Minnesota Vikings defense. Stay away.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 3:05pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (elbow) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Darnold is nursing a minor right elbow injury, but it doesn't appears to be something which will keep him from playing on Sunday night against the Chiefs. Kansas City has the No. 31 pass defense in the NFL, so Darnold is a nice fantasy sleeper and solid streaming option in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 6:26pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 24 of his 30 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 42-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: It was by far Darnold's most efficient outing, but he still sits at seven touchdowns and six interceptions on the year. He doesn't need to be rostered outside of dynasty leagues.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 4:33pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 10-of-22 passes for 198 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 5 win against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Darnold hit a 76-yard touchdown to Robby Anderson in the game, but managed just nine other completions. The Jets helped him to his second victory in five games as a starter. He'll look to even his record at 3-3 against the visiting Colts in Week 6. He remains more of a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 6:34pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 17-of-34 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Darnold was facing a stiff test against a strong Jaguars defense and the results are about what fantasy owners should have expected. The rookie will face another sturdy test against the visiting Broncos. Treat Darnold as a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 5.

  • Posted: 9/20/2018 10:28pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 15 of 31 passes for 169 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in a loss against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Sept. 20. Both of Darnold's interceptions came late in the fourth quarter.

    Huddle Up: Darnold was decent early on, but when he needed to bring them back in the final moments it all went sideways in a hurry. It's all part of the learning process for the USC product. Better days are ahead, though his value outside of keeper leagues is nominal.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @DET 198 2 1 -1 0
2 MIA 334 1 2 1 0
3 @CLE 169 0 2 0 0
4 @JAC 167 1 0 8 0
5 DEN 198 3 1 5 0
6 IND 280 2 1 8 0
7 MIN 206 1 3 18 1
8 @CHI 153 1 0 22 0
9 @MIA 229 0 4 0 0
14 @BUF 170 1 1 10 0
15 HOU 253 2 0 35 0
16 GB 341 3 0 4 0
17 @NE 167 0 0 28 0

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