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Jets trade QB Sam Darnold to Panthers for 3 draft picks

It ends a stint in New York for Darnold that was marked by a few flashes of brilliance, inconsistent play and unfortunate injuries.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2020 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) walks on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Jets traded Darnold Monday, April 5, 2021, to the Carolina Panthers, ending a stint that was marked by a few flashes of brilliance, inconsistent play, and unfortunate injuries. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File)

NEW YORK — The New York Jets have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers. 

It ends a stint in New York for Darnold that was marked by a few flashes of brilliance, inconsistent play, and unfortunate injuries.

And with the Jets holding the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, they’re moving on to another young signal-caller who might deliver the team back to respectability. 

New York announced acquired a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft and second-and fourth-round picks in the 2022 draft.

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