Sam Darnold
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has a certain aspect of his game that he wants to improve heading into 2019.

The New York Jets finished with a below-average record of 4-12 last season. Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, who played and started in 13 games, was not to blame though.

Despite only completing 57.7% of his throws for 2,865 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions, it was more the coaching staff as well as the struggling defense which led to the Jets finishing last in the AFC East.

However, things are looking up for the Jets with a new head coach in Adam Gase, a new running back in Le’Veon Bell and an improving quarterback in Darnold. And if there’s one aspect the former USC Trojan wants to enhance in 2019, it’s the art of communication.

“I think looking back on it, I would’ve communicated a lot more,” Darnold said, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

“I think for me it’s just being real with what’s going on,” Darnold said. “Communicating is key, especially going through a new offense.”

Gase and Bell will surely help Darnold blossom into the type of quarterback that fans are expecting him to become. Those aren’t the only weapons the Jets will have though when it comes to the offense. Jamison Crowder, Robby Anderson, and Quincy Enunwa will contribute to a receiving corps that contains much potential.

Don’t be surprised if Darnold has a very productive year in 2019 with this offensive support, and don’t be surprised if the Jets become contenders within their division either.

Gang Green won’t play their first preseason game until Thursday, Aug. 8 when they face the New York Giants.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.