Washington Football Team still showing interest in Sam Darnold despite Ryan Fitzpatrick signing: report

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Sam Darnold tight shot vs. Pats white uniform
Sam Darnold tight shot vs. Pats white uniform

Even though the Washington Football Team signed Ryan Fitzpatrick on Monday, they still haven't ruled out the possibility of trading for Sam Darnold, sources tell ESPN's Conner Hughes.

It’s a bit more unlikely now, especially since Washington won’t be willing to go as high as others in draft compensation, but they still have interest in the former No. 3 overall pick.

Just an hour after Hughes' reporting, ESPN's Dianna Russini reported that she spoke to a Washington source who said "don’t waste your time" when it comes to this potential deal.

The Jets, obviously, still need to decide whether or not they want to trade Darnold at all. Joe Douglas has begun making the rounds at NFL Pro Days for the top QB prospects ahead of the upcoming draft next month.

If the Jets do decide they'd like to select one of the options on the board not named Trevor Lawrence, then shipping Darnold away for the most compensation will be the likely next step. It seems unlikely that Washington would be willing to give much up now that Fitzpatrick is in the fold, but hey, you never know.

Learning from a Fitzpatrick, who is about to embark on his 17th season in the NFL, could benefit Darnold, who has struggled out the gate in his first three years in the league.

Getting the chance to be taken under a veteran's wing and not directly thrown into competition could bring out some of that potential many saw in Darnold when he was one of the top QB's in the 2018 draft class.