Ben Blessington and Michael Nania discuss how the New York Jets have failed Sam Darnold and what to do at quarterback if he does not put together a legitimately improved final 13 games.
Adam Gase‘s lethargic Jets continue to redefine awfulness. His 2019-20 Jets are now the first team in NFL history to have back-to-back seasons starting out 0-3 with under 20 points and 300 yards in each game.
The Jets have not held a lead this season and currently have the worst point differential (-19.0) and scoring offense (12.3 points per game) in football.
Worst of all, Sam Darnold had his second poor game in three tries to begin the season, putting his path to a legitimate Year 3 breakout in serious doubt. At Lucas Oil Stadium, Darnold threw for 5.8 yards per attempt and tossed three picks, two of which were taken back for touchdowns and the other thrown in Indianapolis’ end zone.
Is firing Gase enough to save this team? If Gase is fired mid-season, what do the Jets need to get out of the remainder of the year for it to be a successful season?
Can Darnold turn his season around and defend his position as the Jets’ quarterback of the future? If not, where do the Jets turn at the position in 2021? Would they dare pass on Trevor Lawrence if lucky enough to earn the top pick?
It’s Week 3, everyone, and these are the discussions we are having. Such is life in the world of New York Jets football.
Ben and Michael discuss the futures of Gase and Darnold.