I am as big of a Darnold supporter as it gets, absolutely love the kid but this ultimately will fall on him. With the parameters set forth by the CBA, the contracts are basically 98% done and you either choose to live with offsets or you don't. I think Sam in a vacuum signs with offset language because he knows it will never come into play anyway, but I think he's been persuaded by Sexton to dig his heels in. That's not to shift blame because ultimately Sexton works for him like Allen proved, but agents are salesmen by nature and if you're an NFL agent you're a damn good one at that.
Conversely, if you're the Jets and you're needing to worry about offset language 4 years from now with Darnold you have WAY bigger issues. Also not to mention, the Jets have built up ZERO equity for anyone to trust them. You're drafting this kid, hoping to hand him the franchise and invest literally $150-$200M in him and we are worrying about being on the hook for maybe $6M bucks a few years from now?
Just get it done boys.