The 2020 NFL season is turning out to be a nightmare for Sam Darnold and his New York Jets teammates. They are the only team in the league who are yet to register a win this season.
Their sub-par displays have already led to rumors linking future #1 draft pick, Trevor Lawrence, to the Jets in 2021. But nothing is going to distract the ‘fit again’ Sam Darnold, who is looking to resurrect his season in the coming months.
From 4 games, Darnold has 792 yards and 3 passing TDs to his name. He also has 4 interceptions and has been sacked 12 times already. He is expected to start on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills after recovering from a shoulder injury.
But there are already rumors brewing in New York surrounding the potential arrival of the highly-rated Trevor Lawrence in 2021. The Clemson Tigers quarterback is expected to be the #1 pick in next year’s draft.
With the Jets having the worst record in the league at the moment, they are expected to draft Lawrence in the offseason.
Here’s what Darnold had to say at the prospect of being replaced by Lawrence next season.
“Yeah, you know, I mean, I have social media. I’ve seen some of the things, but … Yeah, we’ve got a game to win this week and that’s all we’re worried about.
“For me, it’s out of my control. I’m here to do my best and help this team win games,” Darnold said via ESPN.
The New York Jets are having a tough time in the league at the moment. They remain winless after 6 games heading into Week 7. The Jets failed to score a single point in their 24-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins last weekend. Joe Flacco was their quarterback in the absence of Sam Darnold.
Despite their on-field struggles, Darnold seems determined to turn things around in the coming weeks.
“I don’t think I’ve played well enough to win, that’s just shooting it straight. We haven’t won any games, so obviously I haven’t played well enough.
“Some of those games have been hard to put on him and evaluate him,” Gase said. “It’s survival mode because of what’s going on injurywise.
“How many games has he had with the group we put together at the start of the season? We haven’t seen what it looks like with the group we drafted and signed,” Darnold added.
The Jets host Josh Allen’s Buffalo Bills at the MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The Bills are winless in their last two league outings heading into this weekend’s clash. Can Darnold lead his team to their first win of the season?