NFL News & Notes: New York Jets Sam Darnold Traded

Sam Darnold is no longer a New York Jet and he seems very happy about it as QB coach Jordan Palmer posted a video of him getting ready to party, looking pumped surrounded with Carolina Panthers blue balloons and Panthers hats.


The New York Jets have officially confirmed Sam Darnold's trade to Carolina Panthers for three draft picks.


On Monday, the trade came in exchange for a 2021 NFL Draft sixth-round pick (No.226) plus second-and fourth-round selections in the 2022 draft. 


Samuel Richard Darnold, the American quarterback for the newly Carolina Panthers, played his college football days at USC; he was first selected third by the New York Jets in the 2018 NFL Draft.


The quarterback was seen as the Jets' future when after they selected him in the 2018 draft. But, while he showed many potentials, he was also wildly inconsistent during his time, which could not help his former team's failure to build a supporting cast around him. 


Adam Schefter posted a Statement on Twitter from Jets' GM Joe Douglas:


"I want to publicly acknowledge the commitment, dedication, and professionalism Sam displayed while with the Jets. He is a tough-minded, talented football player whose NFL story has not been written yet," Douglas said. "While all these things are true, this move is in the short- and long-term best interests for both this team and him. We thank Sam for all of his work on behalf of this organization and wish him well as he continues his career."