The NFL draft is packaged hope. Manufactured hope. Commercialized hope. That hope from all 32 fanbases that with the right combination of picks, playoff glory is less than a year away. Maybe it is a new receiver, a shiny new cornerback. An athletic linebacker.
Or a quarterback.
Thanks to the New York Jets. Yes the New. York. Jets. The New England Patriots have a glimmer of hope on the quarterback front, brighter than it was just a few hours ago. Why? Because the Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, likely taking one QB-needy team out of the 2021 quarterback market.
Here’s (relatively) instant reaction to the trade, and what it could mean for the Patriots.
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