Douglas addressed the media on Tuesday, just one day after the Jets traded Darnold to the 캐롤라이나 팬더 스 in exchange for several draft packs, and explained that with all the changes coming in 2021, moving on would be the best option.
“Having the No. 2 선택, I think it’s safe to say if our pick was a little bit later we wouldn’t be having this discussion right now. We’d be comfortable moving ahead with Sam,” 그는 말했다.
“Ultimately we felt that wouldn’t be the best situation for Sam, the rookie quarterback, coach Saleh, his staff and the locker room,” 그는 덧붙였다.
Douglas said that picking a quarterback at No. 2 appears to be “the direction we’re heading” but would not say for sure if they were locked in on BYU’s Zach Wilson.
Darnold was drafted by the Jets with the No. 3 overall pick back in 2018. 에 12 games last season, Darnold threw for 2,208 yards with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions, and he had the NFL’s lowest passer rating. The Jets finished with a 2-14 기록.
He leaves the Jets with a 13-25 overall record, 8,097 지나가는 야드, 45 터치 다운, 과 39 interceptions.
Fox News’ Daniel Canova contributed to his report.