With two rushing touchdowns in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys today, Darnold is up to five on the season. That puts him in the lead in the NFL.
Darnold always had some athleticism and mobility. He even had a viral touchdown run against the Denver Broncos last season. But five rushing touchdowns in three and a half games?
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
the sam darnold rushing TDs thing might be my favorite storyline of this season
— Danny Kelly (@DannyBKelly) October 3, 2021
Sam Darnold is playing great. Leads the NFL In rushing touchdowns. Good for him. He deserved a chance to show he isn’t a bust and he’s taking advantage of it. #Panthers
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) October 3, 2021
Chuba Hubbard managers seeing Sam Darnold score a second rushing TD: pic.twitter.com/CtwaDXhlxw
— NBC Sports EDGE Football (@NBCSEdgeFB) October 3, 2021
Darnold was drafted No. 3 overall in 2018 because of his considerable physical gifts. However, he played in a bad situation with the New York Jets for three years.
He’s thriving thus far in Carolina, thanks to a new group of weapons and a creative offensive coordinator in Joe Brady. Good for the former USC star.
The Panthers currently lead the Cowboys 14-13 late in the second quarter.