https://nypost.com/2022/04/08/sam-darnold-warned-jets-they-were-making-a-mistake-trading-him/ According to a new interview on the Bussin’ with the Boys podcast, the former Jets quarterback said he let his feelings be known when the Jets traded him to the Panthers last year. Darnold claims that he told the organization that it was “making a mistake” by letting him go in favor of drafting Zach Wilson. One year later, Darnold is facing a similar fate with Carolina. The Panthers invited six of the 2022 NFL Draft’s best quarterbacks for a visit of the team facilities. However, the 24-year-old is not worried about his future, believing that he’s proven himself enough that other teams will pounce if Carolina decided to go with a rookie quarterback. Darnold, however, has not performed to the potential expected from the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 Draft, so it’s not likely that there will be a huge market for him beyond a backup role. Reportedly, Darnold’s trade value has “cratered” after his first season in Carolina and it’s likely the Panthers would need to drop some cash to get rid of him. In 2021, Darnold completed 59.9 percent of his passes for 2,527 yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. In his four years in the league, Darnold has recorded an interception rate of 3.2 percent with 54 touchdowns. _______________ Not to dwell on the past too much but wow - it struck me how delusional Darnold comes off in this. I get that no QB is going to tell a team they're doing the right thing by trading them but to admit to these comments publicly a year later, after another awful season with a new team? Yikes. I don't have anything against Darnold personally but the guy didn't understand being traded after being the worst starting QB in the league during his first 3 seasons? These statements are really indicative of Darnold's main problem, an inability to admit faults which leads to an inability to improve or correct those faults. I'm reminded of his statement around when he was drafted about how he didn't feel any need to change his throwing motion or footwork. Anyway, the past is the past but this was striking to me.