||Samuel Richard Darnold
|Birth ( Age )
||5 June 1997
||Dana Point, California
||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
||San Clemente, University of Southern California
|Wife / Girlfriend
||Claire Kirksey ( GF )
||Franki Darnold ( sister )
||$8 million ( estimated)
||$7,561,929 average annual salary
Sam Darnold with family
Samuel Richard Darnold is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National league (NFL). He played college football at USC, and was the third pick overall by the ny Jets within the 2018 NFL Draft. Darnold was a sports athlete at San Clemente highschool , playing football and basketball. Considering a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was recruited to USC and joined the eleven . Starting his freshman year in 2015, he served as a second-string quarterback in 2016 before being named a starter after three games.
Early life: Samuel Richard Darnold was born on June 5, 1997, in Capistrano Beach, California, to oldsters , Michael Darnold and Chris Darnold. By his nationality, he's American and belongs to a white ethnos . Also, his sign of the zodiac is Gemini. He grew up together with his brother, Frankie Darnold. Samuel Richard Darnold attended San Clemente highschool in San Clemente, California, where he played for his highschool eleven . After completing highschool , Samuel Richard Darnold enrolled at the University of Southern California and played for the University of Southern California.
Personal Life: Sam Darnold is currently dating his girlfriend Claire Kirsky since September 2017. The couple both studied at the University of Southern California and have since started dating. She is from Huntington Beach, California and plays on the school's softball team. Claire is seen cheering Sam Darnold while he was playing the sport .
Professional Life: USC Defensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox, who recruited Darnold to the varsity , wanted him to play linebacker before refusing. within the 2015 season, Darnold prepared again for his freshman year as he was behind Cody Kessler and Max Brown. In three games as a backup quarterback, Darnold saw limited action, completing 14-of-22 passes for 2 touchdowns and an interception.
Entering the 2017 season as a redshirt sophomore, Darrenald became an early favorite for the Heisman Trophy, and eventually a primary round pick within the 2018 draft. The season didn't begin the way Darnold had hoped. In six games, he matched the amount of interceptions thrown within the previous year.
Darnold was selected by the ny Jets within the first round, with the third overall pick, the third overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, and on July 30, 2018, Darnold signed a 4-year deal worth $ 30.25 million. The guarantee was completely Jets with a $ 20 million bonus bonus.
He made his professional debut on August 10 within the first presidency game against the Atlanta Falcons and finished with 96 passing yards and a touchdown. Darnold played his first regular season game against the Detroit Lions on September 10, 2018 and finished with 198 passing. Yards and a couple of touchdowns. During the Jets' home opener against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, Darnold finished with 334 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
During Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he finished with 167 passing yards and a touchdown. During Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, Darnold finished with 198 passing yards, three touchdowns and an interception. During 6 Weeks against the Indianapolis Colts, Darnold finished with 280 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception. A rechecking against the Dolphins. , Darnold recorded four interceptions, finishing the sport with 229 passing yards, but suffered through a leg injury that sidelined him. After missing three matches thanks to a leg injury, Darnold began playing against Buffalo Bills.
He temporarily left the sport thanks to one leg injury, but eventually finished with 170 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception. During the sport against the Green Bay Packers, Darnold finished with 341 passing yards and three touchdowns and against the New England Patriots with 167 passing yards.
He finished the season with 2,865 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns and 15 interceptions. On April 5, 2021, Darnold was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 sixth-round pick and a 20-22 second-and-fourth-round pick.
Playing style: Although not widely considered a dual-threat quarterback, Darnold has been praised for mobility within the pocket, which he plays when needed, avoiding pressure almost like Aaron Rodgers's. Allows to increase and throw on the run. he's also described as a "gunlingler"