QB Sam Darnold

  • Sam Darnold is the favorite with betting odds of +700 to lead the NFL in interceptions for the 2021-2022 season.
  • His season totals are set at 23.5 passing touchdowns and 3,950.5 passing yards.
  • Darnold is favored 22nd in betting lines to lead the league in passing touchdowns.

CHARLOTTESam Darnold was recently acquired from the New York Jets by the Carolina Panthers and he is now set to be the starting quarterback for the Panthers. However, sportsbooks are not projecting the 23-year-old to have too hot of a season his first year out of the gate in Charlotte.

Sam Darnold Throwing The Most Interceptions

Most future betting odds are centered around a player’s success, however, Sam Darnold is the favorite to win a futures bet that is on the opposite end of the spectrum. According to regulated sports betting platforms, Darnold looks to be the quarterback most likely to lead the league in interceptions.

Most Interceptions Thrown Odds

Sam Darnold +700
Ryan Fitzpatrick +800
Jared Golf +800
Zach Wilson +900
Jalen Hurts +1000
Trevor Lawrence +1200
Ben Roethlisberger +1200
Daniel Jones +1500
Justin Fields +1600

Darnold’s interception numbers have gone down each season he has been in the league, but he is still averaging over one interception per game across his 38 games played. Plus, being on a new team could prove to be a bit challenging for him. However, he will have one of the best check-down options in the NFL in Christian McCaffrey which could allow him to take fewer risks when feeling the pressure. Those betting on the NFL may want to look elsewhere for this futures spot even with the new playbook around Darnold.

Darnold’s Season Props

Darnold’s season totals are set in a spot that doesn’t seem too promising on the surface but actually indicates a step forward in comparison to his previous seasons.

Sam Darnold Passing TDs Odds

Over 23.5 EVEN
Under 23.5 -130

Darnold has never thrown for more than 20 touchdowns, but this season has the all-important 17th game added to the regular season which should allow him to record better numbers. Also, he has been unable to stay healthy for a complete season, having only played a high of 13 games in a season. If he stays healthy, he should be able to eclipse his usual marks.
With that said, it’s a low mark in comparison to the rest of the league. For the futures bet of most passing touchdown in the league, Darnold has +5000 odds which places him 22nd on the odds boards.

Sam Darnold Passing Yards Odds

Over 3950.5 -115
Under 3950.5 -115

In his three seasons, Darnold has only broken 3,000 yards on one occasion and did so by just 24 yards. Even if Darnold were to stay healthy for all 17 games, this total may be set a little too high as he would need to average 232.4 yards per game when his career numbers by season are 220.4 YPG, 232.6 YPG, and 184.0 YPG.

Panthers fans will be pulling for Darnold to have a breakout season, but sportsbooks seem to think it’s an unlikely possibility.

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