The New York Jets have a top-five pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and they’re more than likely going to use it to bring in Justin Fields or Zach Wilson. It would shock the entire city of New York if they went with a player like Penei Sewell at No. 2.
That more than likely will also bring an end to at least Darnold’s tenure as a starter in the Big Apple. He’d have a market as Darnold has shown some upside in his career. It’s a market the Saints shouldn’t engage in.
Darnold, a 6-foot-3 former top-five pick, threw more interceptions than touchdowns last season. It was not a good showing for the third-year pro. After having a 19-to-13 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2019, Darnold followed it up with 9 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Starting 12 games, Darnold had a 2-10 record this past season. He has yet to prove that he’s a capable winner, but he also hasn’t had the best weapons as Le’Veon Bell saw his time in New York end before it ever really got going.
Darnold does not have an upside as a player that can captain a team deep in the playoffs, one reason the Saints should stay away.