Carolina Panthers deal 3 draft picks to get Sam Darnold

The Carolina Panthers have made a trade with the New York Jets to get QB Sam Darnold.

New York will receive:

  • 2021 sixth-round pick (No. 226 overall)
  • 2022 second-round pick
  • 2022 fourth-round pick.

The 23-year-old spent his first three seasons with the Jets after being the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 draft. After showing promise in each of his first two seasons, he regressed in every major category in 2020, ranking as one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL in every major category and advanced stats.Teddy Bridgewater mostly underperformed last season with a strong cast of talent around him, and it's possible Darnold will be the long-term option.