Darnold, 21, was picked third overall in the 2018 NFL Draft after playing college football with USC Trojans.
And on Sunday he will make his sixth appearance in a Jets jersey when they take on the Indianapolis Colts.
Darnold is among the least experienced players in the NFL given his status as a rookie.
But he’s still taken home plenty of cash and Express Sport has all the details of the quarterback’s net worth.
Sam Darnold net worth
Sam Darnold has only been on the New York Jets‘ books since the end of July.
But he is still worth a cool £15.63m ($20.56m), according to HeroSports.
Ahead of the 2018 campaign, that placed him 601st among active NFL players.
By comparison, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a net worth of £136.85m ($180m).
How much is Sam Darnold paid?
Sam Darnold agreed terms on a £22.3m ($30.25m), four-year deal at the end of July.
However, that figure is not spread out equally over the course of the contract.
Darnold will only be paid £364,900 ($480,000) this year in salary but received a £15.8m ($20.78m) signing bonus up front.
Darnold’s basic salaries over the remaining three years of his deal work out at £433,470 ($570,000), £501,890 ($660,000) and £570,000 ($750,000) respectively.
In the final three years of his contract, Darnold receives training camp roster bonuses of £901,170 ($1.85m), £2.46m ($3.23m) and £3.5m ($4.6m).
Sam Darnold hailed
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich has compared Sam Darnold to MVP candidate Carson Wentz.
“It feels like to me a little bit of the same personality,” Reich said.
“It’s not too big, from the standpoint of not only intellectually, but… emotionally. The game’s not too big.
“And then just physically, being able to make the throws. And the athleticism.
“I haven’t evaluated Sam’s athleticism compared to someone like Carson or Andrew , but you get to see he’s made some good plays with his feet.
“He’s made some really good plays with his feet that honestly surprised me a little bit. I didn’t realise he was that good of an athlete running the ball as well.”