Jets announce Sam Darnold is starting

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It wasn’t the most suspenseful story ever told, but the Jets were steadfast this week about not naming Sam Darnold as their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Darnold practiced in full all week and didn’t get an injury designation on Friday, which seemed to make it natural that he would return to the starting lineup after missing three games with a foot injury. Head coach Todd Bowles insisted the team would not make a decision about starting Darnold or Josh McCown until Sunday.

It’s now Sunday and the Jets have officially let the cat out of the bag. Darnold will start the 10th game of his rookie season while fellow first-rounder Josh Allen gets the nod for Buffalo.

Neither played in the first meeting between the teams as Matt Barkley piloted the Bills past the McCown-led Jets in a 41-10 laugher. Should all go well for both rookie quarterbacks, there will be a lot more matchups between them in the future.

5 responses to “Jets announce Sam Darnold is starting

  1. Coach of the year for Bowles after keeping the big secret of who is going too start today. Oh no now Buffalo has no advantage being that they didn’t kno. Let’s go darnold give me some hope these next four weeks for my miserable jets team

  2. Honestly Darnold has played like crap this year, hopefully we can stop hearing how the giants made a mistake by taking Barkley over Sam when it’s apparent Barkley is 20 tines the NFL player Sam will ever be.

  3. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    December 9, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Honestly Darnold has played like crap this year, hopefully we can stop hearing how the giants made a mistake by taking Barkley over Sam when it’s apparent Barkley is 20 tines the NFL player Sam will ever be.
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    Can u really make that assessment after the handful of games Darnold has played under what most acknowledge is terrible coaching? Maybe let’s give the kid a year or two before we call him a bust.

    As for Barkley, I don;t think anyone has said that he’s not a great RB, they have said that RB is not a critical position that is the difference between winning and losing, which the Giants have demonstrated this season.

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