How did Sam Darnold handle the news that he was being traded from the NY Jets to the Carolina Panthers?!
Break out the black and blue balloons ... it's party time!!!
Check out the celebration Darnold's friends and family threw for the QB in the hours after the trade went down -- the smile on Sam's face speaks for itself!
Sam's personal QB coach Jordan Palmer captured the small gathering on video -- saying, "Pumped for the next leg of this journey."
Sam waves his arms in the air, cracks a huge smile and puts on a Panthers ball cap. He's ready!!
... and why wouldn't he be? The Jets have been trash since they selected Darnold with the 3rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The 23-year-old QB has flashed serious potential -- but many blame the incompetence of recently fired Jets coach Adam Gase for stunting his development.
Now, Darnold will get a new life with the Panthers -- and he's clearly fired up about the opportunity.