Jets trade ‘options are dwindling’ to move QB Sam Darnold
The New York Jets have been rumored to be considering trading quarterback Sam Darnold ahead of the 2021 NFL season. The USC product hasn’t lived up to expectations and a lot of quarterbacks are on the move. Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson’s fate is yet to be determined.
Although the Jets could ultimately move Darnold before next season, time is running out for New York, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
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If the Jets are planning to trade Darnold, their options are dwindling. It’s not their fault. They’re performing due diligence on the incoming class of quarterbacks for the 2021 NFL draft, and the prospects’ pro days won’t be wrapped up until the end of the month — BYU’s Zach Wilson on March 26, Ohio State’s Justin Fields on March 30. The way we hear it, Jets general manager Joe Douglas has a particular affinity for Wilson.
The best bet has and probably will remain a deal with the Houston Texans for Watson. The Texans are intent on keeping the star quarterback. However, Watson still wants out and has been linked to the Jets on more than one occasion. New York has the assets to make the deal while also being one of the teams he’d waive his no-trade clause to play for.
It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out for the Texans and Jets as they are two franchises potentially headed in completely different directions with the quarterback position being their primary concern.