Sam Darnold on Le’Veon Bell: No telling when we’ll click


Jets quarterback Sam Darnold did his first on-field work with running back Le'Veon Bell at minicamp on Tuesday and he said after practice that he’s not sure how long it will take before the two players are on the same wavelength.

Darnold referenced his chemistry with wide receiver Robby Anderson during the 2018 season while saying that he can’t put a finger on how long it will take for everything to come together. He did say that Tuesday was a good first step toward getting there.

“I don’t think there’s necessarily a certain time period that you can put on it,” Darnold said. “It’s just kind of when we click, we click. If you remember last year, me and Robby clicked a little bit later in the year. So, there’s no telling on when it will happen. Hopefully, it’s a little earlier than that. I think, me and Le’Veon, we get along well. So, that’s kind of the first step in building that relationship. It’s good to kind of go on the same page with him and just see how he kind of runs routes and how he runs out there. I haven’t seen him really run and it was good to kind of see him run some routes and throw the ball to him a little bit.”

Darnold and Bell will work together two more days this week and Darnold said he wants to gather offensive players for workouts before training camp, but there’s no word on which players would join him for those sessions.

24 responses to “Sam Darnold on Le’Veon Bell: No telling when we’ll click

  1. To answer the question in the last paragraph he said he wants to bring the WRs/RBs/TEs for a weekend in California or in NY.

    He’s got a point though once you saw Darnold find his timing with Robby Anderson who’s a fast deep threat and also his WR1 his play improved because it opened up the field more. Letting Enunwa play on the outside with Crowder/Bell/Herndon going over the middle instead will be big for him.

  2. Poor Darnold. He looks like a really promising QB, but from Bell all the way up to the top of the ownership chain, he’s surrounded by idiots. So hard to flourish as a QB in that kind of scenario.

  3. They will be just fine. I think jets offense is going too be really good they have a lot of playmakers on that side of the ball. And if Herndon continues too develop along with darnold their going too be legit. Herndon doesn’t get enough respect yet but that kid is a beast and going too be a real good tight end in the league

  4. Agreed Jets2469 – I think they’ll have the talent to compete for a wild card this year. If they can block and the corners can just hold up a bit they have a shot at 9 or 10 wins.

  5. He was like a deer in the headlights against Belichick’s defense last year. Not a promising sign.


  6. It really is amazing the amount of hate out there for the Jets. Can we let them play some games first?

    If you actually watch football and understand talent – aside from Bell being somewhat of a knuckle-head – there are some solid young players with good character & high football IQ’s on that team. I understand Gase had a rough going at the end of his tenure in Miami – but who wouldn’t with Ryan Tannehill at the helm?

    I am not saying the Jets are making the playoffs – but they will be competitive – especially if Darnold improves & can be a top 15 QB in this league.

  7. Prediction: Before mid-October, Darnold will throw a late pick to seal a loss, and Bell will rant about not getting the ball enough in his comments after the game.

  8. Hmmm, if only they had more time in the offseason to get to know each other. Maybe he shouldn’t have skipped OTAs

  9. The Jets o-line isn’t the steelers & you don’t have big ben to bail you out anymore.

  10. Bell got his money. That and his horrible rap career are all he cares about. Hopefully he’s out of the league in three years.

  11. How about the Fifth of Never

    This is a lot more likely, considering his Diva attitude and propensity to blame others for problems and Silk when he doesn’t get his way

  12. Sleazeball42 says: June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    USC QB + diva RB = 3-13

    While QBs from USC have been pretty awful in the last 30 year or so, they’ve had one better than average QB in Carson Palmer. Let’s compare USC to the QBs from powerhouses such as Texas, Ohio St, Alabama or the entire state of Florida since 1990 or so. There isn’t one decent NFL QB from any of those schools, especially the state of Florida for all the overhype and Heismans they “won”.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    June 4, 2019 at 8:49 pm
    He was like a deer in the headlights against Belichick’s defense last year. Not a promising sign.



    As a Jets’ fan this must disturb you immensely

  14. Darnold was a top 5 rated qb for the 2nd half of the season, post injury. Not bad for year 1 on a losing team. Better rating than TB, believe it or not.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.