Updated: Mar 17, 2021
The Jets. Oh my Lord, the Jets. I don’t even know what to say about the dang Jets. They're the only bad team in the NFL that still surprises me. I thought for sure that the Jets were going to beat the Raiders a few weeks ago and then choke it in a not so accidental way. With that in mind, you would think that the jets would try to lose out, right? Wrong. Sam Darnold said not so fast and then beat an LA Rams team that in all likelihood will make the playoffs. That is crazy. I remember looking at the score on my phone when it was 20 to 10 Jets or something along those lines, and I thought to myself "there is no way the Jets don’t choke this, right?" But I was wrong. I am truly shocked. This team is bad, and to have a loss handed to you by that team is not a good look whatsoever. However, this does bring up the question: what do you do now?
The Jets no longer have the number one overall pick, which means they're not going to get Trevor Lawrence in all likelihood. So do you take Justin Fields at number 2 or do you try to build around Sam Darnold for the first time in his career? I don’t think many people understand how bad the Jets have been around Sam Darnold these past few seasons. His best two weapons were past his prime Le'veon bell and Roby Anderson, a budding wide receiver one year before his breakout season. You know what they did to both? Got rid of them for pennies on the dollar or are paying lots of pennies and dollars to keep them off the team. That's crazy.
Not only that, but they've also given Sam Darnold the worst coach in the NFL for the majority of his career. Despite all of that, the Jets still went 7 and 9 last season. So that begs the question, do you give Darnold a second chance?
My answer is yes. There is no significant downside to playing out one more year with Sam Darnold. I don’t see Justin Fields as this generational talent, and you will need one more year of draft picks before you can be competitive because you have so many holes it will take more than one year to fill the team. That is a fact. So you might as well see what you actually have in Sam Darnold. Not only that, but you can use this year's draft picks as a way to build up that offense, so when you do get your new quarterback, you will put him in a position to succeed. This way you don’t have a repeat of what happened with Sam Darnold.
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