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Report: Sam Darnold no lock to leave school this year

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The Jets are going to be crushed.

While any talk about the 2018 NFL Draft is clearly premature since the 2017 college football season hasn’t even started yet, we’re already getting talk about one of the potential top picks.

According to Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network, there’s no guarantee that Southern Cal quarterback Sam Darnold is leaving school after this season.

He cited “several sources close to Darnold” as saying they wouldn’t be surprised if he plays two more seasons at USC.

Of course, if he has a good season and is in line to be the No. 1 overall pick (as quarterbacks will often be), it’s hard to imagine the redshirt sophomore returning to school.

Again, it’s hard to know whether he’d deserve such consideration, or whether some other passer might deserve it more. But it’s July, and it’s never too soon for the NFL teams planning to lose many games this year to start panicking.

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11 Responses to “Report: Sam Darnold no lock to leave school this year”
  1. nanner12wojo says: Jul 5, 2017 2:09 PM

    Matt Leinert, Matt Barkley and Andrew Luck are 3 relatively recent sure things to return to school when they were supposed to be Top QB picks.

    Luck didn’t hurt his stock at all.

    Leinert fell from #1 overall possibly to still Top 10.

    Barkley fell to Round 4…..

  2. crenshawpete714 says: Jul 5, 2017 2:13 PM

    lol jets

  3. waldoampere says: Jul 5, 2017 2:28 PM

    If he has another season like he had last year, he’s leaving for the NFL. If not, he’d be an idiot.

  4. intrafinesse says: Jul 5, 2017 2:30 PM

    Any QB who is slotted to be a top 5 pick that stays in school is jeopardizing almost $25 million. It’s a frequent occurrence that a highly rated QB stays an extra year and either doesn’t perform as well and their stock drops, or they get hurt, and their stock drops.

    The Jets are bad now, but were decent several years ago (2 AFC Conference appearances). A good QB and a couple of very good drafts could put them in the play offs, especially if Brady retires in the not too distant future. Brady could get hurt or suffer another concussion.

  5. backintheday99 says: Jul 5, 2017 2:46 PM

    I’d wait to see who was picking before I declared. The Jets is the last place I’d want to play. The franchise always has and always will play 2nd fiddle to the NY Giants.

    There’s only 1 team in NY and they’re in Buffalo. New Jersey has that 2nd fiddle thing going on too.

    The Jets main fan base is Long Island and all they had to do was build a Stadium at Pilgrim State or wherever out east and they would have shed the Giants shadow. Instead they actually entered the belly of the beast.

    Getting rid of the one of the best, most dedicated players of the past 10 years (Harris) and him going to the Patriots is just sooooooo par for the course for them.

    The Jets are definitely the odds on favorite to go O-fer, but stranger things have happened over the years.

  6. lewsblues says: Jul 5, 2017 2:56 PM

    Sam, take the money and run!

    or pass as the case would be for a QB ….

  7. Drunk Off Cheese says: Jul 5, 2017 3:25 PM

    Sam is probably waiting for Phillip Rivers to retire or get traded. Could totally see the Chargers trying to get this guy much like the Rams went with a Cali native at QB. This would give some sort of excitement to the team. Give the fans somebody they can recognize and provide immediate buzz in LA. This actually makes logical sense, so I’m sure the Chargers brass won’t do it..

  8. Cleanosaur says: Jul 5, 2017 3:42 PM

    He should stay all the way thru redshirt senior year. If he is good now, hell be good then he can relax. Once you hit the NFL your life is over

  9. jjb0811 says: Jul 5, 2017 4:33 PM

    A good QB and a couple of very good drafts could put them in the play offs, especially if Brady retires in the not too distant future. Brady could get hurt or suffer another concussion.
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    That can be said about any team. Good QB and good drafts..

  10. mikechris28 says: Jul 5, 2017 5:01 PM

    I don’t understand what exactly you’re criticizing? Do you think the jets are the only team to ever enter the season with a bare roster?

  11. Drunk Off Cheese says: Jul 5, 2017 5:24 PM

    mikechris28 says:
    Jul 5, 2017 5:01 PM
    I don’t understand what exactly you’re criticizing? Do you think the jets are the only team to ever enter the season with a bare roster?

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    Absolutely right! I mean the Bares enter every season with a Bear Roster (See what I did there? I’ll show myself out now..)

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