Will Jets Ship QB Sam Darnold Out West To Backup Unhappy Russell Wilson In Seattle?

Teams looking for a young quarterback continue to talk about New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.

Darnold last season went just 2-10 as a starter, throwing nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions, but many feel that the young QB just needs a new home and a new coaching regime to hit his stride.

There’s an interesting rumor going around about Darnold heading out west, possibly playing for the Seattle Seahawks as a backup for Russell Wilson. Wilson is reportedly unhappy about the direction of the Seahawks’ offense.

If Wilson continues to be upset about the direction the offense is going, the team could then move right to Darnold, who would be waiting in the wings to take over.

“Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a high opinion of Sam Darnold and could end up trading for the Jets quarterback if Seattle deals Russell Wilson,” Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reported Monday evening.

An unnamed source told Leonard to “keep an eye on Seattle for Darnold.”

It seems like Seattle is trying to keep all QB options open, knowing that it could implode if Wilson remains unhappy.

Wilson has not requested a trade, but who knows whether that will change in the near future and whether Darnold will in some way be involved.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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