On Monday, the New York Jets traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
By making this transaction, the Jets are likely to confirm that they will select the first-round quarterback in the next NFL draft on April 29. The club ranked second in this auction.
Darnold has started his game since the Jets were selected with the third overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. In 38 games, the 23-year-old hub completed 59.8% of his passes for 8,097 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also threw 39 interceptions.
New York training general manager Joe Douglas (Joe Douglas) said in a statement: “I want to publicly acknowledge Sam’s participation and professionalism in the Jets.” He is a talented football player, The history of the NFL has yet to be recorded. Although all these things are correct, we made this decision out of the short-term and long-term interests of the club and Sam. “
In the Panthers, Darnold will try to take the starting position from Teddy Bridgewater. In his first game against the Carolina roster in 2020, the 28-year-old center has 3,733 yards and a 69.1% free throw percentage in 15 Grand Slams. He also scored 5 touchdowns with his legs and was intercepted 11 times.
Darnold will participate in his fourth NFL game in 2021. According to CBS Sports.com, it is reported that the Panthers plan to use the fifth option year that exists in the red-haired player contract.