Sam Darnold's time in the Big Apple has come to an end.
The Carolina Panthers have traded for the former No. 3 overall pick in exchange for a 2021 sixth-rounder and 2022 second- and fourth-round picks, according to ESPN.
Filed to ESPN: Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 sixth-round pick and second- and fourth-round picks in 2022, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 5, 2021
The Panthers' Twitter account enthusiastically confirmed the report Monday.
Darnold joins a Panthers team coming off a 5-11 season with Teddy Bridgewater under center. Carolina will also exercise Darnold's fifth-year option, according to CBS.
The Panthers will exercise QB Sam Darnold's fifth-year option, per source.— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) April 5, 2021
After being drafted with the third pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Darnold has been a disappointment for the Jets due to numerous injuries and erratic play. He also made headlines for "seeing ghosts" as well as contracting mononucleosis.
But he's still shown glimmers of the skillset that led so many scouts to drool over him, including this incredible TD scramble last season:
In three seasons as a Jet, Darnold threw for 8,097 yards, 45 touchdowns and 39 interceptions on a 59% completion rate.