Sam Darnold Must Hit The Ground Running

Josh McCown may start the season behind center. If he’s still there after Week 2, these Jets have no shot of a playoff berth.

The only chance this personnel group has of playing in January is if Sam Darnold hits the ground running prior to Week 3 and never looks back.

The Jets making the playoffs this upcoming season would channel memories of Andrew Luck pushing his talentless Indianapolis Colts teams during his first three seasons. For too many years, that Indy team had no O-line and little talent on the defensive side yet Luck pushed them to the brink.

As crazy as it sounds from a Jets point of view is as credible as it is from a national perspective. Top three quarterbacks have showcased incredible talent over the last decade and change to the point in which they insanely affect a roster’s fortune.

It can happen with Sam Darnold and the New York Jets, but No. 2 (offensive line magically turning legit) may have to occur prior to No. 4 (Sam Darnold must hit the ground running).

The Perfect Scenario

  • Sam Darnold wins the job in August and never looks back while turning heads the entire way.
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