Sam Darnold will “forever be grateful” to Mike Maccagnan


Jets quarterback Sam Darnold met with the media on Thursday for the first time since Mike Maccagnan was fired as the team’s General Manager and shared his thoughts about the departure of the man who traded up to take him with the third overall pick of the 2018 draft.

Darnold said he will “forever be grateful” to Maccagnan for making that move, which the quarterback described as a “life-changing experience.” Darnold’s had over a week to get used to the new state of affairs with the Jets, though, and getting used to a new offense has taken precedence over laments for the former G.M.

“This week it was definitely a process,” Darnold said, via the team’s website. “That’s the word I would use to describe it and it’s going to be throughout OTAs and this little minicamp. But we understand that as an offense. We’ve just got to be able to stack good days on top of good days and see what happens.”

The Jets haven’t hired a new General Manager yet, but anyone who gets the job will be likelier to succeed if Darnold’s stack of good days grows into a tower by the end of the 2019 season.

3 responses to “Sam Darnold will “forever be grateful” to Mike Maccagnan

  1. He also added that this is a business which is 100 percent correct.

    When a GM is 14-34 over three years and has the worst winning percentage in franchise history when the likes of Terry Bradway and Mike T have walked through the Jets building you fire him. When the guy refuses to pay centers and his brilliant idea is to sign Wesley Johnson, Spencer Long, and then nobody you fire him. When a GM’s entire draft class outside of the first round (2015) is out of the league you fire him.

    Let’s not forget he had problems with Bowles as well, these issues aren’t exclusively about Adam Gase.

  2. Sam Darnold averaged a weak 28.5 td – 11 int per season at usc.
    (NOT first round material – a reach)

    Now… you expect him to do more than that in the pros?!?

    Mike Maccagnan’s pick of Sam Darnold sealed his fate.

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