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This is a 2024 photo of Sam Darnold of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team. This image reflects the Minnesota Vikings active roster as of Monday, June 3, 2024 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Sam Darnold

QB

#14

Experience: 7 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 27

Weight: 225 lbs

College: USC

2023 SEASON

  • TDS
    2
  • INT
    1
  • YDS
    297
  • RTG
    85.14
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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT COMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK SCKY RATE ATT YDS AVG TD FUM LOST
1 @Steelers W 30 - 7 2 -2 -1 0
2 @Rams W 30 - 23
3 Giants W 30 - 12 1 -1 -1 0
4 Cardinals W 35 - 16 1 -1 -1 0
5 Cowboys W 42 - 10 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 79.2 1 -1 -1 0
6 @Browns L 17 - 19
7 @Vikings L 17 - 22
8 Bengals L 17 - 31
10 @Jaguars W 34 - 3 1 2 6 3 0 0 0 0 56.2 3 -3 -1 0
11 Buccaneers W 27 - 14
12 @Seahawks W 31 - 13
13 @Eagles W 42 - 19 1 -1 -1 0
14 Seahawks W 28 - 16
15 @Cardinals W 45 - 29 2 3 20 6.7 0 0 0 0 85.4 2 -2 -1 0
16 Ravens L 19 - 33 8 14 81 5.8 1 1 2 20 67.9 1 9 9 0
17 @Commanders W 27 - 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 -2 -1 0 1 0
18 Rams L 20 - 21 16 26 189 7.3 1 0 3 14 96.5 7 19 2.7 1 2 1

Career Stats

QB Career

SEASON TEAM G GS COMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK SCKY RATE ATT YDS AVG TD FUM LOST
2018 New York Jets 13 13 239 414 2865 6.9 17 15 30 204 77.6 44 138 3.1 1 5 2
2019 New York Jets 13 13 273 441 3024 6.9 19 13 33 212 84.3 33 62 1.9 2 11 3
2020 New York Jets 12 12 217 364 2208 6.1 9 11 35 234 72.7 37 217 5.9 2 4 2
2021 Carolina Panthers 12 11 243 406 2527 6.2 9 13 35 204 71.9 48 222 4.6 5 9 4
2022 Carolina Panthers 6 6 82 140 1143 8.2 7 3 10 78 92.6 26 106 4.1 2 6 2
2023 San Francisco 49ers 10 1 28 46 297 6.5 2 1 6 40 85.1 21 15 0.7 1 3 1
TOTAL 66 56 1082 1811 12064 6.7 63 56 149 972 78.3 209 760 3.6 13 38 14

Biography

SamĀ Darnold, who was selected by the New York Jets in the first round (third overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, comes to Minnesota after stints with the Jets (2018-20), Carolina Panthers (2021-22) and San Francisco 49ers (2023). In three seasons with the Jets, Darnold started all 38 games he played and threw for 8,097 yards and 45 touchdowns, adding 417 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 114 carries. He was teammates with Quarterbacks Coach Josh McCown during his rookie season in 2018. Darnold recorded 3,670 passing yards and 16 touchdowns during his time with the Panthers, also scoring seven touchdowns on the ground while rushing for 328 yards on 74 attempts. In his lone season in San Francisco, Darnold appeared in 10 contests, including starting the team's Week 18 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams (1/7), going 16-of-26 for 189 passing yards and one touchdown, and posting a 96.5 passer rating.

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