Report: Multiple teams inquiring about trading for Darnold

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Multiple teams have reached out to the New York Jets to express interest in trading for quarterback Sam Darnold, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

While New York reportedly hasn't turned away any calls, the team has yet to decide what direction it wants to take at the quarterback position this offseason. The Jets own the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft and could use it to select Darnold's replacement.

Darnold slumped to his worst pro season in 2020, registering a career-low passer rating (72.7) as New York bottomed out.

After his selection in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Darnold became the NFL's youngest Week 1 starter since the AFL-NFL merger. He'll be 24 years old when the 2021 season kicks off, leading to some optimism that he has untapped upside.

One year and roughly $9.8 million remain on Darnold's rookie contract. However, a team trading for him now could pick up the fifth-year option on his deal. Doing so would come with a price tag of about $25 million guaranteed for 2022.

Report: Multiple teams inquiring about trading for Darnold
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