The New York Jets traded the 2018 No. 3 draft pick to the Panthers for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft and second- and fourth-rounders in 2022. Darnold, a USC graduate who won the 2017 Rose Bowl, has played three seasons with the Jets, throwing for 8,097 yards on a 59.8% completion rate, 45 touchdowns and 39 interceptions. Darnold has missed parts of each season with, variously, a foot injury, a shoulder injury and mononucleosis.
While Jets fans might be conflicted about Darnold's departure, the Panthers' Twitter account seemed pretty stoked about the whole thing, even including a reference to an old Monday Night Football meme in which he was listed as "OUT INDEFINITELY -- MONONUCLEOSIS".
By the way, the Jets are scheduled to travel to Carolina to play the Panthers this season.
Reliving Sam Darnold's best moments with the Jets
Check out Sam Darnold scrambling to find Robby Anderson for a touchdown vs. the Bills and running for a 46-yard touchdown vs. the Broncos.