September 22, 2023


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Ex-Jets QB Sam Darnold hangs with Olivia Culpo, Christian McCaffrey

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Olivia Culpo and boyfriend Christian McCaffrey have added a former New York Jets quarterback to their social circle.

Over the weekend, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, 29, posted a series of snaps from her evening out, tagging running back McCaffrey and his new Carolina Panthers teammate, Sam Darnold, in the shots.

“Birthday twins,” Culpo captioned the post.

McCaffrey turned 25 on Monday, June 7, while Darnold celebrated his 24th birthday on Friday, June 4.

Darnold, the third overall pick by the Jets in the 2018 NFL Draft, was traded to the Panthers in April. Later that month, New York selected quarterback Zach Wilson with the No. 2 pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

Darnold will face his former team in Week 1 when the Panthers kick off the 2021 NFL season in September.

Former New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold
Darnold was traded from the Jets to the Carolina Panthers in April 2021.
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As for Culpo, who has been dating McCaffrey for nearly two years, she’s already made it clear the Panthers’ opener will be somewhat of a family problem.

In May, Culpo joked with younger sister Sophia — currently dating Jets wide receiver Braxton Berrios — after the season schedule was released.

Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo
McCaffrey and Culpo, here in February 2020, have been dating for nearly two years.
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“Uhhhh can we still sit together @oliviaculpo?” Sophia posted to Instagram at the time.

Culpo later replied, “Since Braxton and Christian are competing, I challenge you to a thumb war @sophiaculpo.”

Ahead of the 2020 NFL season, McCaffrey signed a four-year, $64 million extension with the Panthers. He was sidelined for much of the season due to injury.

McCaffrey is set to enter his fifth season in Carolina.

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