Sam Darnold: “I don’t think any team should tank their season because of me.”

USC superstar QB Sam Darnold is considered by many to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. There are even some that think teams should “Suck for Sam” in an effort to get the top selection next year. However, the USC quarterback isn’t a fan of that idea.

Darnold was on ESPN Tuesday and addressed the idea of tanking, as well as a few other things.

Check out his appearance below:

Darnold said, “I don’t think any team should tank their season because of me.”

And he’s right. NFL teams shouldn’t tank just to select a specific player. That doesn’t mean they won’t do it.

It has also surfaced over the last few weeks that Darnold might not be jumping to the NFL after his redshirt sophomore year. He could choose to stick around for another season at USC. If there’s any question of that possibly happening, tanking for him would be an enormous risk.

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