The Jets have received real interest in Darnold, per Rapoport, but want to take their time to get a better view of the quarterback landscape as a whole entering 2021.
This, of course, is the wise way to approach things. Just because three significant quarterback names have been traded (in principle) in the last month, that does not mean the Jets have to rush to make Darnold the fourth.
New York spent the No. 3 pick in the 2018 draft on Darnold and have done the least to help him become an effective NFL quarterback, cycling out receiving corps and offensive lines before firing his woeful head coach at the end of the 2020 season. Spending a pick one spot higher on another rookie who may or may not be less talented than Darnold might not end up being the best business decision.
On the other hand, the Jets have a ton of holes on their roster. Moving Darnold for picks while also keeping that No. 2 selection could put the Jets in a spot to reset at quarterback (perhaps with a lower ceiling that we might never see anyway) while also addressing multiple needs elsewhere. They’d also kick the “big quarterback contract” can down the road another half-decade.