Analyst Tips THESE Two Teams to Move for Jets Quarterback Sam Darnold in 2021

Published 02/20/2021, 12:49 PM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass under pressure from New England Patriots defensive end Chase Winovich (50) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports


Sam Darnold and the New York Jets endured yet another dismal outing in the NFL last year. Head Coach Adam Gase was sacked as the New York-based franchise finished at the bottom of the AFC East with a 2-14 record.

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Quarterback Sam Darnold could not help the Jets improve on their 2019 record, despite decent individual displays over the course of the season.

Dec 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) tries to run away from Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) during the third quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

He finished the regular season with 2,208 passing yards and 9 touchdowns. He further had 217 rushing yards and 2 rushing TDs. But the Jets own the 2nd overall pick for the 2021 NFL Draft.

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They are eyeing a potential move for Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields or Clemson Tigers superstar, Trevor Lawrence. But what does that mean for Sam Darnold’s future in the NFL?

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Who will quarterback Sam Darnold feature for in 2021?

On the latest installment of The Herd with Colin Cowherd, host Colin spoke about Darnold’s potential landing spots in 2021.

He said, “There’s two teams in this league, they have winning Head Coaches, they have great defenses and they were playoff teams – Washington and Chicago. You don’t have a quarterback, what are you doing? Are you sitting around and waiting?

Dec 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

“And there’s only two guys on the market left. Nobody’s going to go big in my opinion except maybe New England…you can get Sam Darnold for almost nothing, what are you waiting for?” Cowherd said on his show.

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Matt Nagy’s Chicago Bears are without Mitchell Trubisky at present. They have former Super Bowl winner Nick Foles on their roster, but he is more of a squad player than an assured starter. Darnold could serve as the ‘ideal’ quarterback for the Bears, especially due to his dual-threat abilities.

Meanwhile, Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team are also in the hunt for a young quarterback in 2021. Only time will tell if Darnold is offered another shot at redeeming himself in the big leagues.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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