Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold was perfectly okay in his NFL debut last week, a 48-17 Jets win over the Lions more notable for the Jets defense knowing “everything” the Lions were running before they snapped the ball. But Darnold, following a first-ever-pass pick-six, got it together and looked as good as any Jets QB has…
It was a mere nine years ago that a rookie Jets quarterback was so awe-inspiring in how he didn’t screw up that observers were only able to describe him with one word: poise. Well, Mark Sanchez now has a true heir. In last night’s season opener, first-year Jets QB Sam Darnold went 16-for-21 with 198 yards and two…
The Jets’ recent history of self-sabotage is already rubbing off on No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold. Less than 15 seconds into his regular-season debut, he threw the mother of awful passes and gave Detroit, along with Matt Patricia’s beard, an early touchdown lead.
This is unreal.
Monday morning, as Sam Darnold’s holdout from Jets training camp was entering its fourth day, the view from two of the country’s top football writers was that a deal simply needed to get done ASAP.
The Jets drafted Sam Darnold in the hopes he would become their franchise quarterback, something they haven’t had for the better part of [checks notes] close to 50 years. Darnold, the third overall pick, was supposed to make his training camp debut today. But he was nowhere to be found in Florham Park because he and…
Former UCLA head coach Jim Mora thinks the Cleveland Browns should select Sam Darnold, from crosstown rival USC, with the first pick in the draft.* Mora said this on live television even though Josh Rosen, whom he coached at UCLA, is also right there at the top of most draft boards.
USC quarterback Sam Darnold is enjoying the California heat before his second season at the helm, and it appears that he’s working on his form. Sort of.
It took a record-setting rookie from USC tearing out Penn State’s beating heart on national television, but I think bowl games might be good again.
This past weekend, USC got stomped out by Stanford. That such a development is barely a blip on the radar is, as others have pointed out, alarming in an of itself from the USC perspective, and already first-year head coach Clay Helton appears to be cracking under the pressure.