2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: Sam Darnold
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Sam Darnold to let fantasy football owners know what to expect from the New York Jets QB during the 2019 NFL season.
Despite going 4-9 as a starter for the New York Football Jets, Sam Darnold has some intriguing fantasy appeal and overall hype heading into the 2019 campaign. His numbers from his rookie season were subpar, but a new coaching regime and some added talent have the Jets looking their best in years. At face value, his rookie numbers aren’t indicative of a guy that has top-15 potential this season, considering that he ranked in the bottom-third of starters last season. In 13 games in 2018, Darnold threw for 2,865 yards (220.4 ypg), 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Do you happen to know what Josh Rosen , Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen have in comparison? They are the only three quarterbacks who posted a lower adjusted completion percentage than Darnold in 2018, per Pro Football Focus. Yikes. By that metric, Darnold wasn’t very good, and for the majority of the season, he was not a good quarterback in reality or fantasy. However, he ended the year on a bright note, and the...