New York Jets head coach Adam Gase is on the verge of ruining former top-three pick Sam Darnold. The lack of weapons surrounding Darnold was a big deal leading up to the start of the 2020 NFL season.
It impacted the third-year quarterback in a big way.
That started with a pick-six into the hands of former Pro Bowl cornerback Xavier Rhodes to open the game.
We can blame Gase all we want for Darnold’s struggles. But that’s just a horrible throw.
With New York down 24-7 late in the third quarter, Darnold was once again victimized by a pick-six. This time, into the waiting hands of T.J. Carrie.
Inaccurate. Late to the outside. You name it, Darnold’s rookie-level mistakes are coming back to haunt the Jets in a big way. That throw is just not acceptable for a quarterback in his third NFL season.
However, it is to be expected with the likes of Braxton Berrios and Kalen Ballage acting as Darnold’s top pass catchers on Sunday.