New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell says everyone has to do their job in order to simplify Sam Darnold’s return.
Rejoice, New York Jets fans. After a few weeks of sitting out with mononucleosis, quarterback Sam Darnold is back to practicing and will be active this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. It’ll be Darnold’s first game since the team’s Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8.
This is great for this ballclub as they’re coming off their fourth consecutive loss to begin the season. Heading into this upcoming matchup at 0-4, the Jets need their 2018 first-round pick to turn things around, and fast.
However, everyone still needs to do their jobs in order to simplify Darnold’s return. Running back Le’Veon Bell touched upon that concept on Wednesday.
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“Obviously, everybody still has to play football,” he said. “We can’t expect Sam to go out there and be superman. He’s a great player, he’s going to make a lot of plays, but guys still have to do their jobs. They still gotta protect him, they still gotta make plays for him. We gotta make sure we get all the calls in, everybody’s gotta line up, make his job easier so he doesn’t have to think too much.”
Darnold completed 68.3% of his throws for 175 yards, one touchdown, and zero picks in the 17-16 loss to Buffalo. The Jets have gone with both Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk at quarterback in his absence.
Gang Green will play host to the Cowboys this coming Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.