A rumored commerce companion for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks has determined to go a unique path of their quest to discover a quarterback.
The New York Jets have signaled that they are going to seemingly be trying to amass their potential franchise quarterback by way of the 2021 NFL Draft by buying and selling QB Sam Darnold (who was the #3 total choose in 2018) to the Carolina Panthers on Monday afternoon. The Panthers despatched a 2021 sixth-round choose, 2022 second-round choose, and 2022 fourth-round choose to the Meadowlands in return for the previous USC quarterback.
The commerce comes after essentially the most aggressive Russell Wilson suitor, the Chicago Bears, shored up their quarterback spot by signing Andy Dalton to a one-year, $10 million deal.
The Jets have been lengthy considered a strong commerce goal for Seattle given their possession of the second-overall choose, two of Seattle’s first-rounders (which have been despatched over within the Jamal Adams commerce), in addition to Pete Carroll’s reported affinity for Darnold.
The Panthers should not in possession of the identical quantity of draft capital that the Jets had, so although they too are in want of a quarterback, any commerce the place Wilson headed to Charlotte all the time appeared unlikely. Carolina does nonetheless have former Seahawk David Moore for Darnold to focus on, and Scott Fitterer is the Panthers GM, so these are the Seattle connections that they do have.
As for Darnold, he’ll look to resurrect his profession after three lackluster (placing it kindly) years with the Jets. He’s nonetheless simply 23 years previous and can have a recent begin with head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady, who’s most well-known for his work with Joe Burrow at LSU.