Who are the brain police?
I haven't really seen this thrown around too much, but if given the choice (dick ripping not included), would you rather trade a 2nd for Darnold, or draft Mac Jones at #20 or even possibly trade up for him? Personally, I think I would go the Jones route, because the tape is out on Darnold, and I'm not optimistic that he's salvageable. Could you develop into a better QB than he was on the Jets? Certainly. But that's a craptastically low bar. I would rather go the unknown route and roll with a rookie to develop behind the Red Rocket.