Report: Jets seeking 2nd-round pick as 'starting point' in Darnold trade talks


A recent report has shed light on the Jets' asking price if they were to unload quarterback Sam Darnold in a potential trade.

Gang Green is thought to be seeking a second-round draft pick as a starting point in prospective Darnold talks, according to Jets beat reporter Connor Hughes.

The tidbit first surfaced on Thursday, in the wake of the Eagles-Colts trade that sent QB Carson Wentz to Indianapolis. In exchange, Philadelphia received a 2021 third-round pick, and a conditional second-round pick in 2022 that could become a first-rounder.

The sense among several "league sources" was that the Wentz deal would have no bearing on the Darnold market, Hughes reported.

Darnold's fate with the Jets is unclear, following the arrival of newly hired head coach Robert Saleh.

The former 49ers defensive coordinator touted the 23-year-old Darnold as an "unbelievable talent" at his introductory press conference, but has stopped short of naming him the Jets' starter.

The Jets have the second overall pick in April's draft, and will have a chance to select one of a few highly touted quarterback prospects, should they choose to go that route.

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