Two different groups took ‘arduous look’ at Sam Darnold earlier than Panthers commerce


The Panthers weren’t the one staff interested by Sam Darnold.

Two days after the Jets traded the quarterback to Carolina, NFL Community reported the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Soccer Crew every took a “arduous look” on the 23-year-old quarterback earlier than free company started.

“Washington had conversations about it & SF inquired about what it might take to occur,” NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport tweeted, including that the Jets weren’t able to make a transfer on the time.

On Monday, the Jets traded Darnold to the Panthers for 3 draft picks: a sixth-round decide within the 2021 NFL Draft and second-round and fourth-round picks in 2022. The commerce got here after months of hypothesis as to what the Jets — who’ve the No. 2-overall decide in April’s quarterback-laden draft — would do with Darnold following three lackluster seasons.

Washington subsequently signed Ryan Fitzpatrick in free company with out having to surrender something so as to add the 38-year-old to its roster. Washington additionally has Kyle Allen after tendering the exclusive-rights free agent in March.

sam darnold walks off the sideline during a jets game
A number of groups kicked the tires on Sam Darnold earlier than his commerce to the Panthers.
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Publish

The 49ers are nonetheless determining their QB state of affairs. Jimmy Garoppolo has been the topic of commerce rumors after San Francisco traded as much as the No. 3-overall decide. On Wednesday, the 49ers added former Eagles backup Nate Sudfeld on a one-year deal to offer depth.

The Jets seem able to fill the Darnold void, with all indicators pointing to BYU’s Zach Wilson as their plan underneath heart.


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