Sam Darnold is happy to have a second chance with the Carolina Panthers, but admitted that it was tough to move on from the New York Jets.

The quarterback was involved in trade rumors in recent months as the Jets explored options at the position.

"That was tough. I'm not going to lie,'' Darnold said. "That was the tough part for me, just because ... I'm a planner. I like to have things planned out and what the next step was going to be.

"The uncertainty there was, for lack of a better term, driving me insane."

The Jets used the third overall pick on Darnold in 2018.