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Former New York Jets great Darrelle Revis absolutely loves what he’s seen from young quarterback Sam Darnold and believes he can win a title for Gang Green.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Revis gushed over last year’s No. 3 overall pick, calling him “the future of the Jets.”

“I think he has a ton of potential. I think he’s the future of the Jets … I think he can bring a Super Bowl in the near future for the Jets.”

Darnold predictably struggled at times as a rookie for the Jets in 2018. He finished the season with 2,865 yards on 239-of-414 attempts (57.7 percent) with 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while leading New York to a 4-9 record in his 13 starts.

Discussing the raw youngster, Revis conceded, “It’s going to take some time, but I feel like he’s capable of doing it.”

As a rookie Darnold did show off some elite skills and came up big in some big moments (like this). So while overall his first NFL season had plenty of rough patches he certainly gave the Jets and their fans reason to be excited about the future.

Of course, his future now hinges on how well he and new head coach Adam Gase can mesh, and it hinges on whether general manager Mike Maccagnan can bring in talent to surround the young passer with elite playmakers.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.