Sam Darnold
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New York Jets franchise quarterback and No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Sam Darnold, greets the fanbase as reactions come pouring in.

It’s officially on. For the first time in nearly a decade, the New York Jets feel as though their franchise quarterback and face is under the roof and in-house at Florham Park, New Jersey.

Sam Darnold is that man after he was bypassed by the Cleveland Browns in favor of Baker Mayfield and Mike Maccagnan swooped in at No. 3.

With ecstasy as the overriding narrative, the new Jets signal-caller greeted the fanbase:

The Jets organization itself is hyped as well, as they should be. Darnold has long been considered the best QB in the draft since he took out the Penn State Nittany Lions two Rose Bowl’s ago, the instant offensive classic.

Of course, reactions from the outside looking in were terrific as well. Everybody from teammates to fellow NFL players to fans were on high-alert once Roger Goodell spit out the name of Mr. Darnold in the three-hole.

During the immediate post-selection interview, Darnold provided one hell of an answer to the question of what Jets fans can expect from him.

“A lot of wins.”

That’s one tremendous answer and exactly what anybody loves to hear coming from a 20-year-old quarterback stud. All he has to do now is put the work in and get it done.

Sam Darnold is the new face of the New York Jets.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]