Sam Darnold Net Worth

Samuel Darnold is an American professional football quarterback back for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He was selected by the New York Jets in the first round, with the third overall selection, of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California. His net worth is $30 million.

This article is about Sam Darnold’s net worth, contract, salary, earnings, biography, girlfriend, and more.

Sam Darnold’s Biography and Career

Sam Richard Darnold was born on June 5, 1997, in Capistrano Beach, California, U.S. He attended San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California, and played football as a quarterback.

College Career

Darnold joined the University of Southern California and played college football for the Trojans from 2015-2017.

As a freshman in 2015, he didn’t get any chance to in that season. Darnold entered the 2016 season as a redshirt freshman. He recorded 3,086 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns. He was awarded Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2016) and also received Archie Griffin Award (2016). Darnold was also First-team All- Pac-12 (2017).

Professional Career

Sam Darnold was selected by the New York Jets in the first round, with the third overall selection, of the 2018 NFL Draft. The quarterback played 3 seasons for the Jets and was then traded to Carolina Panthers.

In his rookie season in 2018, he finished with 2,865 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. In the 2021 season, he was traded to the Carolina Panthers. Darnold finished with 2,527 passing yards, nine passing touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.

In 2023, Darnold joined the San Francisco 49ers signing a one-year contract after the 2022 season.

Sam Darnold’s Net Worth, Salary, Career Earnings, and Contract

In 2023, quarterback Sam Darnold’s net worth is $30 million. His prime source of earnings is his football contract. His average annual salary is $4.5 million for the 49ers.


In 2023, Darnold signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, worth $4.5 million. The contract came with a signing bonus of $1.5 million and a total guarantee of $3.5 million. His annual salary is $4.5 million. His contract is due to expire in 2024.

In 2018, Darnold signed a four-year contract with the New York Jets, worth $30,247,715.

Career Earnings

Darnold has played five seasons with the Jets and the Panthers. His career earnings are $49,365,708, only from football salaries in five seasons.

The following table refers to Darnold’s career earnings in 5 seasons.

2018New York Jets$20,558,338
2019New York Jets$1,854,895
2020New York Jets$3,319,790
2021Carolina Panthers$4,774,685
2022Carolina Panthers$18,858,000

Personal Info

Full NameSamuel Richard Darnold 
BornJune 5, 1997
Current ClubSan Francisco 49ers 
NFL Draft2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3 
Shirt No.14
Age 26
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
BirthplaceCapistrano Beach, California, US
Nationality American
Net Worth$30 million 
Average Annual Salary$4.5 million 
Relationship StatusIn a Relationship 
Girlfriend Claire Kirksey
Instagram @samdarnold


Darnold is in a relationship since his college days. His gorgeous girlfriend is Claire Kirksey. She lives in Long Beach, California.

Sam Darnold girlfriend Claire
Source: Instagram


Born on June 5, 1997. He is 26 years old.


He is 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) tall.


He is 225 lbs (102 kg).

NFL Stats

[As of Week 18, 2022]

Completion Percentage 59.7%
Passing Yards11,767
Passer Rating78.2
Rushing Yards745
Rushing Touchdowns 12


What is Sam Darnold’s Net Worth?

In 2023, his net worth is $30 million.

How much is his average annual salary?

$4.5 million.

Which college did he play for?

Southern California.

What is his shirt no.?

He wears No. 14 for the 49ers.

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