Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 225 lbsCollege: USCDrafted: #3 (1st Rd. by New York)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
18th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #337
Best / Worst #207 / #247
ADP #253


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With both Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater as veterans on the team, it's nearly impossible that Darnold starts before the second-half of the season. He's not someone you should be drafting, outside of deep 2QB leagues, but even then, you'll likely need the bench spots for someone who'll contribute sooner.

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Sam Darnold could open Week One as the Jets' starter

New York Daily News Jets insider Manish Mehta wrote in his 'Mehta's Jets Mailbag' that No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold has a "great chance" to open the season as the club's starter "if Darnold is who the Jets think he is."

Fantasy Impact

Mehta also said that the Jets' coaching staff and front office "think [Darnold] is going to be special." The only thing standing in the way from Darnold opening the season as New York's starter is soon-to-be 39-year-old signal-caller Josh McCown, who is coming off of the finest season of his long career. While there's no debate that Darnold is the future, if he can learn a pro offense and outplay the journeyman McCown this summer, Darnold will be given every opportunity to win the starting job in Year One.

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Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ DET3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesMIA, CLE, JAC3rd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)BUF, HOU, GB11th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--2nd easiest remaining opponents