By Michael Grimm
Sam Darnold’s days as the hopeful future of the New York Jets franchise have ended.
The 23-year-old former No. 3 overall pick will now take on the hopes of the Carolina Panthers’ organization going forward.
And those of ex-Temple coach Matt Thule, the Panthers head man.
Darnold has been traded from the Jets to the Panthers in exchange for a 2021 NFL Draft sixth-round pick (No. 226) plus second- and fourth-round selections in the 2022 draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday afternoon. The Panthers soon thereafter confirmed the acquisition of Darnold.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 5, 2021