Not bad. Not bad at all.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced on the “Haberman and Middlekauf Show,” that the Jets should be able to get a late first-round pick for Darnold.
“I headed into the off-season thinking they would get a second-round pick and maybe something else for him,” Schefter said. “I thought that would be his value if they decided to trade him. I think with all the movement going on, I think with what Matthew Stafford went for, I think his value, in then, again if they trade him, will be some sort of late one. That’s my sense and belief.
“Do I think they’re getting a top-10 pick for Sam Darnold? No. Do I think that they could get a first-round pick, a later first-round pick? Yes.”
To get a first-round pick, for a quarterback, coming off a season, where, in 12 starts, he threw nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with a 72.7 quarterback rating, and a 59.6 completion percentage, some would consider that a pretty good trade.
To get a first-round pick for a QB with a career completion percentage of 59.8 and QB rating of 78.6, some would consider that a halfway decent trade.
Not saying all of Darnold’s pedestrian stats are his fault, but perhaps some of the numbers are his fault. It depends how you look at it. As Alabama coach Nick Saban likes to say, “Everyone looks at the world through a different set of eyes.”
But one of the reasons the Jets could possible get a late first-round pick for Darnold is there are so many NFL teams desperate for quarterbacks.
So if a team shows that level of desperation, and is willing to give up a first-round pick for Darnold, the Jets probably need to give that offer serious consideration.
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