New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold “absolutely” expects to climb the highest NFL mountain and win a Super Bowl one day.
It’s not quite Joe Namath-like, and it probably can’t even hold a candle to Rex Ryan’s wildness, but young Sam Darnold is projecting serious confidence about the future.
The young New York Jets signal-caller “absolutely” expects to win a Super Bowl one day.
“Yeah, for sure. Absolutely,” Darnold told the great Steve Serby of the New York Post when asked if he expects to win a Super Bowl.
Darnold, 22, represents the hopes and dreams of an entire franchise. Considering the NFL’s quarterback-heavy ways, it’s the USC product’s job to lift the spirit of an entire fanbase on a weekly basis.
Darnold enters his sophomore campaign with everything suddenly brand-spanking new. The new faces include general manager Joe Douglas, toy Le’Veon Bell, and, of course, head coach Adam Gase whose football skills translate well via teaching the quarterback.
The greatest part of Darnold’s current outlook is the uncoachable traits he displays on a constant basis. The kid senses pressure unlike any young quarterback, can throw-on-the-run like a god, and scans the field extremely quickly for a 22-year-old. His anticipation skills are as top-notch as possible for such a young kid at the position.
In the end, however, he understands it’s about work ethic.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that we can do it. It’s just about going out there every single day, practice, whether we don’t have practice, if we’re in the film room, just taking everything that we do very seriously. But at the same time, if guys are making jokes, laughing, doing all that, that’s also what makes some of the best teams great, is they’re able to have fun with each other. But when it’s time to strap it up and really focus on what we’re doing, then they can lock back in.”
Darnold, who threw 17 touchdowns to 15 interceptions with 2,865 yards through the air in 13 games during his rookie campaign is currently being looked at as a kid who’ll enjoy a giant leap in year two.
He and the Jets get it all rolling on Wednesday, July 24 in Florham Park, NJ.