Sam Darnold
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Michael Nania and Ben Blessington break down Sam Darnold‘s 2019 game film to figure out what improvements he must make to break out in 2020.

Sam Darnold‘s 2019 season was not the ascent to stardom that many fans hoped to see, but the young franchise quarterback was forced to deal with a plethora of difficult obstacles that hamstrung his ability to produce at a high level. In spite of the poor support, Darnold overcame a rough start to the season and forged a promising finish that reminded the world just how high his ceiling is.

Michael Nania and Ben Blessington looked at Darnold’s 2019 tape to deduce the areas where he needs the most improvement, point out the strengths that give him superstar potential, and analyze how Adam Gase‘s play-calling affected Darnold in ways both positive and negative.

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Michael Nania is the best analytical New York Jets mind in the world, combining his statistical expertise with game film to add proper context to the data. Nania scrapes every corner, ensuring you know all there is to know about everyone from the QB to the long snapper. Nania's Numbers, Nania's QB Grades, and Nania's All-22 give fans a deeper and more well-rounded dive into the Jets than anyone else can offer. Email: michael.nania[at]jetsxfactor.com - Twitter: @Michael_Nania

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