REPORT: Jets Looking For 2nd- & Mid-To-Late Rounder For Any Trade of Sam Darnold
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY is reporting that Sam Darnold’s trade value remains the same after the Carson Wentz trade, according to multiple league sources.
“Why would it?” an NFL source tells Vacchiano. “It’s hard to compare the two situations anyway. I could make the argument that Wentz is the more valuable quarterback. But another team is going to say that Darnold has a higher ceiling.
“In the end it’ll come down to what it always comes down to: How badly does somebody want him, and how many teams are involved?”
Vacchiano would go on to add that the price for Darnold is presumed to be a second-round pick and a mid-to-late round draft pick.
“A bidding war is always a possibility,” one of Vacchiano’s sources explained. “Is it likely? Even with all those teams involved, you’re still talking about a guy who hasn’t even had one good year.”
Darnold appeared in 10 games for the Jets season anbd recorded 1,767 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions.
“There are so many unknowns with Darnold,” an NFL source explained to Vacchiano. “He’s got a ton of potential, but he’s also had three years to show it. You’re taking a chance that he’ll be better away from the Jets, that he’s not damaged goods. He probably will be good in a better situation.
“But then you’ve only got a year to figure him out before you have to pay him, too.”
Adam Schefter previously reported that the Jets have fielded trade calls and believes Washington, Panthers, 49ers, Bears and others will be in the market for Darnold.