HomeNFLPanthers all in on Sam Darnold with fifth-year option
Panthers all in on Sam Darnold with fifth-year option
April 30, 2021
The Panthers are all in on Sam Darnold.
Carolina introduced Friday that it has picked up the fifth-year possibility for the previous Jets quarterback, locking him up by means of the 2022 season. Darnold is now absolutely assured to obtain $23.6 million over the subsequent two years.
To additional verify their religion in Darnold, the Panthers traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos on the eve of the draft in alternate for a sixth-round choose. And within the first spherical, the group opted to pick out cornerback Jaycee Horn with the eighth-overall choose, as a substitute of one other signal-caller.
After regressing in three seasons with the Jets, who drafted him third-overall in 2018, Darnold was traded to Carolina earlier this month. The Panthers despatched the Jets a 2021 sixth-round choose, in addition to second- and fourth-round picks from 2022. Issues notably started to spiral for Darnold below former Jets head coach Adam Gase.
Darnold additionally suffered a collection of accidents throughout his tenure in New York, together with a bout with mono that enlarged his spleen and derailed his 2019 season. He additionally had a toenail eliminated later that yr.
In 2020, Darnold completed with 2,208 passing yards, 9 touchdowns and 11 interceptions because the Jets completed 2-14.