It’s not surprising that Sam Darnold has been a standout performer for the Carolina Panthers this season. It’s one of the unexpected ways he’s performing well. Darnold now has five rushing touchdowns on the season after two in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys. In the NFL, this puts him in first place. Darnold has always possessed some athleticism and mobility. Last season, he even had a viral touchdown run against the Denver Broncos. In three and a half games, though, five rushing touchdowns? Let’s just say no one saw this coming.
Sam Darnold is the first QB in NFL history with 5+ rush TD in his team’s first 4 games of a season
Darnold had just 5 rush TD in his career entering this season #Panthers
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 3, 2021
Sam Darnold now has 5 rushing TD this season, or as many as Alvin Kamara, Antonio Gibson, Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Najee Harris, Miles Sanders, Jonathan Taylor, D’Andre Swift and Dalvin Cook combined.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 3, 2021
Sam Darnold is up to 5 rushing TDs on the season. He now has sole possession of the league lead.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 3, 2021
[wpcc-script async src=” https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js ” He did, however, spend three years with the New York Jets in a bad situation.
Thanks to a new group of weapons and a creative offensive coordinator in Joe Brady, he’s thriving in Carolina so far. Good luck to the former USC standout. Late in the second quarter, the Panthers have a 14-13 lead over the Cowboys. Nokia News