It sounds like the team wants to get back to running the ball. The tweet said Rhule added they won't throw 40 times a game. Rhule also said: "We're going to redefine who we are and we're going to run the football and protect the quarterback." It will help to get McCaffrey back in the fold, but Hubbard proved worthy in the run game against the Eagles in Week 5, rushing for over 100 yards. Hubbard ran just 16 times in Week 6 while Darnold threw 41 times.
Filed to ESPN: Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 sixth-round pick and second- and fourth-round picks in 2022, per sources.
Sam Darnold will compete with Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina. There is plenty of fantasy-relevant talent on the Panthers' offense for either guy to throw to. Darnold's best season came in 2019 when he threw for 3,024 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a receiving corps consisting of Jamison Crowder, Robby Anderson and an over-the-hill Demaryius Thomas, though Adam Gase was running the offense. Darnold be reunited with Anderson in Carolina and D.J. Moore will be the best receiver that Darnold has thrown to since entering the NFL. We have seen Ryan Tannehill thrive after parting ways with Gase--is Darnold the next reclamation project?
#Jets GM Joe Douglas said he “will answer the call” when teams call about trading for Sam Darnold.
Several teams are reportedly interested in acquiring Sam Darnold via trade, while the Jets are expected to draft a QB with the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Darnold is currently ranked dead-last in 4for4's never-too-early rankings.
The #Jets are planning to complete their evaluations of the top QBs in the NFL Draft before making any decisions on Sam Darnold, sources say. That includes Pro Days and interviews. While they’ve received real interest in Darnold, they want to get the full QB picture first.