Sam Darnold: I take full responsibility for the way I’ve played

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Another disappointing Jets season is coming to an end and this may be the last one for quarterback Sam Darnold.

The Jets are 0-11 and on track for the No. 1 overall pick if they continue to play to the same level they’ve been at all season. That’s expected to be Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who would be asked to be the franchise quarterback that the Jets hoped Darnold would be when they traded up to take him in 2018.

On Thursday, Jets head coach Adam Gase said that he hasn’t done a good enough job of helping Darnold fulfill those expectations. Darnold spoke to reporters later in the day and said that he points the finger at himself.

“I take full responsibility for the way I’ve played,” Darnold said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “I haven’t played well enough. . . . We have great people in this organization. With that being said, everyone is going to take blame for certain parts of us not winning.”

When you’re 0-11, there’s ample blame to go around. There’s also going to be a lot of change come the offseason and neither Darnold nor Gase seems likely to be around when the Jets return to action.

10 responses to “Sam Darnold: I take full responsibility for the way I’ve played

  1. “I take full responsibility for my play…”

    The most absurd and overly repeated statement in sports. That said, the J-E-T-S bonfire is a perennial bring-your-own-marshmallows event, regardless who tosses the rock.

  2. You don’t have great people in your organization. You’ll learn that soon enough when you go elsewhere. Good to see you take accountability even though you weren’t given the best chance at success.

  3. good kid. we’ll never know what coulda been if he’d been brought into competent people.

  4. What were Dan Marino’s,Troy Ackman’s and Steve Young’s records like their first year? Bad. High 1st round picks usually go to bad teams. I don’t know much about Darnold, but everyone knows the Jets are a bad team and a bad organization. Let’s see if he can do a Ryan Tannehill with a better one before relegating to the trash heap.

  5. oldgrouch says:
    December 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm
    What were Dan Marino’s,Troy Ackman’s and Steve Young’s records like their first year? Bad.
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    But this is Darnold’s 3rd year and his worse by far, 3TD to 8INTs in 7 games, he’s a BUST no two ways about it!

  6. The Jets should trade him for a 3rd or two 4th round picks.
    Fire Adam Gase, get new coaches.
    And draft Trevor Lawrence.

    Darnold is too much of a school yard QB. He can surely do a lot better with another team (Steelers, Colts) but he will never be a good QB.

  7. The Jets should trade him for a 3rd or two 4th round picks.
    Fire Adam Gase, get new coaches.
    And draft Trevor Lawrence.

    Darnold is too much of a school yard QB. He can surely do a lot better with another team (Steelers, Colts) but he will never be a good QB.
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    If your assessment is correct and he will never be a good QB who in the world would give them a 3rd round pick? That’s not exactly how common sense would work.

  8. He hasn’t played that good but look who’s on the team with him? No time to throw, terrible playcalling, no defense, always playing from behind so they have to pass. Etc.

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