Report: Teams have called Jets about Sam Darnold trade

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Matthew Stafford has been traded and Carson Wentz is expected to be dealt soon in a move that will leave other teams looking for a quarterback with one less option for their lineup.

Some of those teams might turn their attention to Jets quarterback Sam Darnold. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that teams have made calls to the Jets about the prospect of trading for Darnold.

As of now, the Jets have rebuffed those calls because they have not yet set their course for the offseason. With the No. 2 overall pick, they will likely have their choice of non-Trevor Lawrence quarterbacks to consider selecting at that spot.

They could also use that pick for a player at a different position, trade it for more picks to use to build around Darnold or a different quarterback, or use it as part of a trade package for a player like Deshaun Watson. Settling on one of those paths will have to take place before the team can make any move involving Darnold.

22 responses to “Report: Teams have called Jets about Sam Darnold trade

  1. This is the biggest decision of Joe the GM’s career…IsDarnold fixable?he had the worst coach and the worst talent around him..he was better at USC than Wilson and Fields..do they trade down for tons of draft capital and sign free agents to support him..plenty of non elite qb’s are effective with great supporting casts..do you hey trade him and rebuild with Wilson or Fields..or do they sell the farm and get Watson…Watson won 4 games with Texas will he win more with a worse Jets team …GOOD LUCK JOE

  2. Jets should keep Darnold and trade down; you’d be over-drafting any of the other QB’s. Trade down to Carolina(#8)or Denver(#9). If the (non-QB)player you love is there , take him or trade out again.

  3. if they can get a 2nd round pick for him, in essence they are trading Darnold & the #2 Pick for a rookie QB and a 2nd round pick…….would rather roll with Sam and take the Oregon OT @ #2 or trade down

  4. Trading Darnold now would mean the NYJ see him as unfixable and has reached his potential.
    You don’t trade an NFL starting QB that you see with still an upward trajectory for an unknown (unless you have access to a clear cut NFL consensus top QB pick…..which they don’t)
    Other teams would immediately realize the NYJ internal assessment is Darnold has no more ceiling…..and they know him better than anyone.
    That brings only lowball offers.

  5. I hope behind the scenes the Texans are cooking up a draft day trade scenario — it’s probably the best way Watson gets traded.

    1) trade Watson to Jets for #2, #21, a 2022 second rounder, and Sam Darnold.
    2) Houston drafts a franchise QB at #2
    3) Darnold traded for additonal picks during the draft

  6. The big advantage to trading Darnold is not only draft capital..they can restart the clock of having to PAY a QB for several years therefore can surround a rookie and young wb with a lot of talent

  7. The Jets need to see how much Wentz pulls in trade and then ratchet up their price from that — significantly. The 2020 Jets and Eagles were basically the same team in terms of talent level. But compared to Wentz, Darnold is several years younger and emienebtly more fixable. Seems to handle adversity a lot better, too.

  8. I see Darnold as a present day Steve Young, before Young was traded from a horrible Tampa Bay organization to the 49ers. The problems in Tampa weren’t because of Steve, anymore than the Jets’ problems are about Darnold. But like that old Tampa Bay organization, the Jets aren’t being run by smart football people, so they probably have no idea how good Darnold is. To even mention Deshaun Watson as a possible replacement to Darnold is about the craziest notion I’m hearing. Watson isn’t even in the same league as Darnold, but then I guess that means the Jets are probably considering it. It’s not the easiest thing to find an elite QB, and the Jets already have one. Don’t take that for granted and start worrying about Darnold’s next contract. Worry about balancing your budget with the other 52 guys on the roster. I think Trevor Lawrence will be gone, and I doubt Jacksonville will be dumb enough to trade him away. Darnold would be the #2 player selected if he came out this year. It’s just like what we saw with Josh Allen. As soon as these guys start picking up what the opposing defenses are trying to do, the game gets so much easier. A lot of so-called experts were ready to give up on Allen just a couple months ago. Now, he’s regarded as a top 4 or 5 QB.

  9. charliecharger says:
    I see Darnold as a present day Steve Young, before Young was traded from a horrible Tampa Bay organization to the 49ers.
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    You also once claimed Luke Falk was the best quarterback in his draft class.
    Sam Darnold is nowhere near the player or athlete Steve Young was. Young wasn’t a turnover machine as Darnold was in college, and too often continues to be in the NFL.
    Darnold has some skills and upside, and might turn his career path upward with another team. But he will never be Steve Young, or anything close to it.

  10. I wouldn’t trade Darnold. He’s not the problem. The issue is always defense and OL, WR and RB. When Frank Gore is the top rusher and Jamison Crowder the top receiver, they’ve got other problems. Darnold is cheap. Fix the other problems.

  11. Perhaps the best career move for Darnold is to get away from the Jets. Like to see him with the 49ers.

  12. Steve Young was a terrific runner and was incredibly accurate..when he failed in Tampa there was no salary cap so there was a massive disparity in Talent between the good and badly run teams…A better example would be Ryan Tannerhill’s improvement with better coaching and talent

  13. Yea right! He’s one of the worst QBs in the league. There isn’t one team that fears facing Sam . In fact fans and players look forward to seeing Sam on the other side.

  14. Super hard to see what Darnold is right now. Team was trash. Coaches were trash. No leaders. Traded away the only talent and did not hit on their draft. I’d rather have darnold for a cheap experiment than the loss of future picks for Watson.

  15. I wouldn’t trade him. Now that they have a real GM & Head Coach there, I’d betDarnolds career takes off

  16. 2 questions,

    WHY?

    WHO?

    The only teams I think Darnold would be an upgrade for is the Bears & Washington!

  17. The Jets need to see how much Wentz pulls in trade and then ratchet up their price from that — significantly. The 2020 Jets and Eagles were basically the same team in terms of talent level. But compared to Wentz, Darnold is several years younger and emienebtly more fixable. Seems to handle adversity a lot better, too.
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    Pretty certain that we’ve seen Wentz accomplish way more than Darnold. No one is overpaying in picks or players for Darnold. He legit averages a turnover a game for his career lol

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