Rival executives believe the New York Jets would get very tepid offers for Sam Darnold if they attempt to trade him.
The Jets could end up with the No. 1 pick in 2021 with Trevor Lawrence presumably the pick despite taking Darnold in the first round in 2018.
"I don't think they'd get a [first-round pick] for Sam, but it also depends what he puts on tape the rest of the year," one general manager told ESPN. "The problem is, [Darnold] is struggling with his accuracy, his durability -- so they're in a tough spot. And if everyone knows the Jets are taking a quarterback, then they won't get as much back."
Another GM also predicted the Jets wouldn't get back a first-round pick for Darnold.
"The high-water mark would be a [second-round pick] for him," one GM said this weekend. "I think they could get a [fourth-round pick] for him, but if he finished positive for him, they might get a 2 for him. In college, he was a turnover machine. In the NFL, he has been a turnover machine. I just don't think he has the credentials to go for a 1."
The Arizona Cardinals cut ties with Josh Rosen after just one season when they ended up with the first overall pick and selected Kyler Murray. The Cardinals traded Rosen to the Miami Dolphins for a second rounder and fifth rounder.