It is time for the Sam Darnold experience to come to an end in New York.
With reports of a potential trade, a new era may begin for the Jets.
#Jets GM Joe Douglas tells reporters that he’ll answer calls pertaining to potentially trading QB Sam Darnold, though there is no firm decision on which way it’ll go. He also said he’s had “productive” talks with agent @ErikBurkhardt on S Marcus Maye, a tag candidate.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2021
A Look Back
Darnold was taken with the 3rd pick in 2018, in what was a interesting move to many.
He has not exactly lived up to the great expectations you would have with a pick like that.
And with a good group of quarterbacks available for the moribund franchise, the time is now to move on and get some picks back.
Darnold showed flashes early on in his career, but regressed badly in 2020.
Yet to play 16 games, last season Sam had 11 picks and 9 TD’s to go with 2,208 yards completing 59.6% of his passes.
The weapons were poor, sure, but the type of quarterback you need to win in the NFL is one that can lift everyone up not get drowned by the poor play of those around him.
What is Ahead
You know another team will take a chance on Sam.
After a solid and short career in college, and with the pedigree of a top pick, someone will take a flyer.
To me, his destiny is to be a backup QB, but he won’t be relegated just yet.
Too many flashes were shown by the USC product to be shelved so soon in his career.
While his three years have been marred by mediocrity at best so far in the NFL, he has shown he can be good.
However, many QB’s show they CAN be good, but very few end up good.
Either way, it is time for the Jets to regroup, lick their wounds, and move on.
Both the Jets and Darnold would be better off with a fresh start.