That might not be true. There were reports that we called about moving to #3. That would mean we might have been interested in three QBs. Problem was the cost was two high.
The decision isn't' as easy as Darnold vs Fields, they might have actually like Fields just as much. The real decision was the cost of trading up to 3 for QB3 vs the cost of trading for Darnold. Once the draft happened they had already invested in Darnold. The problem is they couldn't go into the draft guaranteeing themselves that QB3 or even QB4 would be there at pick 8.
You have to remember that we had already burned the bridges with TB, we couldn't go in the draft hoping a QB that liked fell to us.
Think about this way, what if we would have lost one more game and had pick #3, do you still think we trade for Darnold? I don't, but none of us will really ever know.