Panthers QB Sam Darnold makes NFL history with rushing TDs vs. Cowboys
from Erin Walsh, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
Sam Darnold is well on his way to reviving his career as a member of the Carolina Panthers.
Darnold is the first quarterback in NFL history with five-plus rushing touchdowns in his team’s first four games of the season, per NFL Research. He had just five rushing scores in his career entering the 2021 season.
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
Darnold had two rushing scores against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. His five rushing touchdowns this season lead the NFL.
Darnold entered Week 4 with a 3-0 record, 17 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. He had also completed 68.2% of his passes for 888 yards and three touchdowns against one interception.
The 24-year-old looks better with the Panthers than he ever did with the New York Jets. He went 13-25 in his three-year Jets’ career, completing just 59.8% of his passes for 8,097 yards and 45 touchdowns against 39 interceptions.
Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson is having a similarly rough time in New York. So maybe it’s not the quarterback’s fault after all?