Did he not “take the next step?” Dan Leberfeld

During the Jets’ loss to New England in their 2020-21 season finale, CBS sideline reporter Jay Feely said about QB Sam Darnold:

“They moved up to pick him third in the draft (in 2018), and they have been waiting for him to take the next step, and it never happened.”

Some might argue that statement there sums up why the Jets traded Darnold to the Carolina Panthers on Monday for three draft picks.

Over his 38 starts for the Jets in three seasons, Darnold competed 59.8 of his passes and had a 78.6 QB rating.


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