Sam Darnold leaves the New York Jets for the Carolina Panthers. Teddy Bridgewater leaves the Carolina Panthers in a trade to the Denver Broncos. Could the Broncos ship Drew Lock for to the Panthers to compete with Darnold?
Lock could go from a team that has a good, young core of offensive players to, well, a team that has a good, young core of offensive players.
This possibility also is reliant on whether or not the Panthers are able to land one of the top quarterbacks in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Panthers hold the 8th overall pick, one selection ahead of the Broncos.
I’m not so sure that Sam Darnold is the long-term answer at quarterback for the Panthers. He obviously wasn’t for the New York Jets.
Put him in a competition with Darnold or Darnold’s backup.
It would be interesting to see what Lock would generate from the Panthers in terms of compensation. Aside from the eighth overall pick, the Panthers have the following selections in 2021:
Round 2, pick 39
Round 3, pick 73
Round 4, pick 113
Round 5, pick 151
Round 6, pick 191
Round 6, pick 193
Round 6, pick 222
The Denver Broncos have the ninth pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but what are some scenarios that could happen that would cause the tema to trade down?
If I were the Broncos, I would try to get the fourth-round pick or fifth-round pick from Carolina.