2022 NFL Starting QBs, Ranked

30. Sam Darnold — Carolina Panthers

2021 Stats: 12 games, completed 243-of-406 passes, 2527 yards, 9 TD, 13 INT, 5 rushing TD

With Darnold hurt (again) two years ago, another year of his career went to waste. The Jets decided it was time to start fresh and opted to trade Darnold to Carolina. Now in a better situation in which he is surrounded by numerous weapons — including Christian McCaffrey — Darnold got to a productive start with the Panthers. However, he quickly regressed and was playing some terrible ball before being shut down with an injury…leading to Cam Newton’s return. Darnold will have another opportunity to prove himself in 2022 — but he must beat out Baker Mayfield for the job, and rookie Matt Corral will be waiting in the wings.

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