Sam Darnold Says The Pressure Put On Quarterbacks Is Fair Because They Earn So Much Money

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Sam Darnold has no problem with the pressure put on quarterbacks in the NFL.

The quarterback position is notoriously the most scrutinized position in all of sports, and if a QB has a few bad games, fans and the media will undoubtedly come for his neck. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Is the criticism and pressure far? During an interview on “Bussin’ with the Boys,” the Carolina Panthers quarterback was asked his thoughts and he said he has no problem in part with the pressure because the position is compensated so well.

You can watch him break it down below.

More or less, I think Darnold hit the nail on the head with his comments. Even though he admitted he was kind of joking about the cash, he’s not wrong.

Quarterbacks are paid outrageously well. If you’re a starting QB in the NFL and you are really good, you can easily earn north of $40 million a year.

When you’re making that kind of cash, you can deal with the pressure and expectations placed on your shoulders.


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Now, do some people take it too far? Without a doubt. There are obviously jerks out there who take things too far, but overall, when you’re making QB cash, you better be able to handle the world you’re living in.

That’s just the way it is. If you can’t handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

I appreciate the fact Darnold didn’t shrink or back down from the obvious answer.