New York City JETS: A brand-new day with Darnold? As Sam Darnold returns from mononucleosis Sunday against Dallas, the Jets (0-4) want to end up being proficient and competitive. It’s been a long 4 weeks (three losses and a bye week) without their beginning quarterback.
The locker room is elated to have Darnold back, even as running back Le’Veon Bell cautioned: “We can’t anticipate Sam to simply go out there and be Superman.”
Darnold’s return practically needs to bring enhancement: Over 3 games with Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk at quarterback, the Jets were 5 of 40 on third-down efforts (worst in the league during that period). They have one passing touchdown, by Darnold in Week 1, and simply 454 passing yards– total. And they gave up 10 sacks to the Eagles on Sunday.
Coach Adam Gase, also the offensive play-caller, referred to Darnold on Wednesday as “an eraser-type player, where it can be the worst call ever and he makes it work.” Gase likewise invites the return of the entire playbook, except for any plays Darnold chooses he does not like.
“It is among those things where, if I make a mistake, he can hide it,” Gase stated.
After Dallas, the Jets play New England on a Monday night. The schedule isn’t getting much easier, however life with Darnold provides the Jets hope.