Sam Darnold headed to Carolina Panthers 

Sam Darnold headed to Carolina Panthers 

The New York Jets have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers in change for a package deal of draft picks. The quantity 3 general choose within the 2018 NFL Draft has not confirmed to be the quarterback the Jets had hoped for and has therefore been traded forward of the ultimate yr of his rookie deal.

The New York Jets will obtain:

  • 2021 Sixth-round choose (No.226 general)
  • · 2022 Second-round choose
  • · 2022 fourth-round choose.

According to Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, Carolina will train the fifth-year choice on Darnold’s rookie contract. Darnold’s fifth-year wage can be $18.9 million, per spotrac.

The 23-year-old has spent the primary three seasons of his NFL profession with the Jets. Sam Darnold confirmed potential in his first two seasons, however regressed in 2020, rating backside or near backside in each main statistical class for QBs.


Darnold’s efficiency in 2020 was one of many explanation why the Jets had been trending towards a 0-16 season. But the crew managed to attain a few victories in the direction of the tip of the season, a lot to the ire of New York Jets followers.

Midway via the season, the Jets followers had been hoping that the crew would end with the worst file within the league and safe the #1 choose and draft Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence. But these two wins pushed the Jets beneath the Jacksonville Jaguars within the 2021 NFL draft order. The crew remains to be anticipated to draft a QB with the second choose within the draft.

NFL Trade: Sam Darnold traded to Carolina Panthers

Sam Darnold was the highest QB prospect within the 2018 NFL draft. Most NFL scouts anticipated him to be the the participant that turns the Jets’ fortunes round.

While Darnold’s NFL profession hasn’t panned out as many anticipated, there’s optimism that it may be salvaged. He doesn’t flip 24 till June and has spent his profession saddled with arguably the weakest roster within the NFL.


The Carolina Panthers see Darnold as a distressed asset who may thrive beneath coach Matt Rhule. QB Teddy Bridgewater underperformed final season with a robust forged of expertise round him, and Sam Darnold may very well be a greater long-term choice for the crew.

For the Panthers, the commerce was well worth the punt. They didn’t surrender a lot to amass the QB and if it does not work out, they will commerce him on the finish of the 2021 season or launch him the yr after.

Published 06 Apr 2021, 05:16 IST