Nicely, it appears just like the Carolina Panthers received’t be choosing a quarterback at No. 8 general within the 2021 NFL Draft.
They’re as a substitute buying and selling the next to the New York Jets in alternate for Sam Darnold: a 2021 sixth-round decide, a 2022 second-round decide, and a 2022 fourth-round decide. Important worth to pay for a man with a 78.6 profession passer ranking! Not not like the Jamal Adams commerce final 12 months, this appears like one other heist by former Eagles vice chairman of participant personnel and present Jets basic supervisor Joe Douglas.
As for a way this deal impacts the Eagles, it’s not excellent news for Philly that Carolina presumably received’t be taking a passer. The Birds ought to ideally need as many quarterbacks going earlier than No. 12 as doable to push down higher non-quarterback prospects. Until, after all, a kind of quarterbacks is value taking with the Eagles’ first-round decide. But it surely doesn’t actually make sense they’d commerce down from No. 6 to No. 12 in the event that they critically coveted a signal-caller.
It looks like at the very least 4 quarterbacks will go off the board earlier than the Eagles decide. This Darnold commerce confirms that three will probably be going within the high three to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jets, and San Francisco 49ers. The Atlanta Falcons would possibly take one at No. 4 nevertheless it’s not a lock. Maybe there’s a greater likelihood the Denver Broncos take a quarterback now? Perhaps the Panthers look to commerce down from No. 8 with a workforce (like, say, the New England Patriots) that’s determined to maneuver up? Carolina might replenish among the ammo they only gave up for Darnold.
Or possibly the Panthers keep put and nobody trades up and the Eagles are left lacking out on a participant they may’ve had if Darnold didn’t find yourself in Carolina.