Corey Davis coming in with understanding that Sam Darnold is the guy

Tennessee Titans v Indianapolis Colts
Getty Images

Wide receiver Corey Davis doesn’t know what the Jets are going to do with the second overall pick in this year’s draft, but that didn’t impact his decision about signing with the team as a free agent.

Davis agreed to a three-year deal with the Jets last week amid uncertainty about whether Sam Darnold or a rookie taken with that selection will be the starting quarterback in 2021. Davis told reporters on Tuesday that he is joining the team with the mindset that it will be Darnold under center when the team gets on the field.

“The situation, it is what it is,” Davis said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “Obviously I’m coming in with my understanding that Sam is the guy. That doesn’t scare me away at all. I’ve seen Sam do great things.”

Darnold is currently the quarterback of the Jets and Davis has no control over what General Manager Joe Douglas might do to change that in the weeks to come, which makes that answer about the only one the wideout can give at the moment. Given the situation, it’s unlikely Davis will be surprised if his understanding about the quarterback picture changes in the near future.

9 responses to “Corey Davis coming in with understanding that Sam Darnold is the guy

  1. Unless Douglas can get a second rounder for Darnold he should keep him another year and draft Wilson. If Darnold plays well while Wilson learns, that much better for Darnold and the Jets. But the first time a starter goes on another teams goes down the Jets’ phone is likely to start ringing if they have him and Wilson on the roster.

    Darnold is good, but he will never play to his potential on the Jets even if Douglas and Saleh succeed. Way too much water under the bridge. He needs a new team.

  2. I personally think the Jets would be foolish to draft a QB. You have a new coach coming in to pair with an already young QB that has never had any weapons nor any real coaching to this point. The best move for them as a team would be to try to trade down at least once (and maybe twice) to pick up as much as possible.

    If you’re of the crowd that thinks they would do better with whichever QB they like at 2, ask yourself this…Will a trade of Darnold bring enough return to fix the other ailments of this team? A trade of the 2nd pick might.

  3. If the Jets go with Darnold then they will find out:

    He is not that good. He is a lot better than he was with Adam Gase as HC/OC but still not a good QB. They will then be in the position of needing a QB.

    And by not drafting a QB in 2021 when they have a chance for Fields or Wilson, and instead improving (with Adam Gase gone) they will no longer be in position to draft a top QB if they go 6-10 or 7-9. [If they trade down and get good draft picks and face a softer schedule]

  4. SenorUgati says:

    March 23, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Unless Douglas can get a second rounder for Darnold he should keep him another year and draft Wilson. If Darnold plays well while Wilson learns, that much better for Darnold and the Jets. But the first time a starter goes on another teams goes down the Jets’ phone is likely to start ringing if they have him and Wilson on the roster.

    Darnold is good, but he will never play to his potential on the Jets even if Douglas and Saleh succeed. Way too much water under the bridge. He needs a new team.
    ———–
    Even if a starter went down the phones wouldnt be ringing the way your thinking. Darnold isnt some 10 plus year vet who can step in to a middle of a season and immediately know any system and play well, very few players are. Darnold value for a team would be to have him in the offseason/preseason to be able to learn their system and evaluate as a possible future starter or at least to have as qb competition.

  5. classclown71 says:

    March 23, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    I personally think the Jets would be foolish to draft a QB. You have a new coach coming in to pair with an already young QB that has never had any weapons nor any real coaching to this point. The best move for them as a team would be to try to trade down at least once (and maybe twice) to pick up as much as possible.

    If you’re of the crowd that thinks they would do better with whichever QB they like at 2, ask yourself this…Will a trade of Darnold bring enough return to fix the other ailments of this team? A trade of the 2nd pick might.
    ————-
    Your only seeing what you want. Darnold is young BUT they have to decide by may 3rd whether to pick up his 5th year option for 2022 at 18.8 million so your asking them to make a 2 year committment to Darnold based on what? That hes young? Or they decline the 5th year option and then they end up screwed either way, if he plays well it would cost them a lot more than 18.8 to re-sign and if he plays poorly then they miss out on having their qb. Darnold hasnt shown he can be a franchise qb so theres no point to continue to double down on an apparent mistake.

  6. I say trade down but within top 10, pick up an extra first or second and then some and draft best player available (even if QB like Jones or Lance). Seems like a no brainer

  7. This is one time I’m glad I’m not the GM…depends what you get for #2 pick vs.what you can get for Darnold..keeping in mind you have to pay him $18 million in 2022..Iwatched all his games and he makes some great plays ..but the play he hurt his shoulder he didn’t throw to an open receiver and took a sack..can he be coached up maybe..it would be nice to see him have a first or second option open every once in a while before a crappy o-line betrays him

  8. jimjets says:
    March 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    I’m coming in with the understanding he won’t 🙂
    ————————————————

    I agree. I’m not either. One major factor is that the Jets can re-set the money clock with a Zach Wilson. As noted above, in 2022 he’ll be making just shy of $19 million. Avoiding that while trying to rebuild is huge. And I also agree that if the Jets commit to Sam, he’ll be unfairly held on a short leash. His first bad game, bad pick six, etc., the fans will be screaming for his head, the fans will be screaming for Joe Douglas’ head, the fans will be screaming for a backup, etc., etc., etc. With Zach Wilson, the fans will be a lot more patient than they would be with Sam. Besides, upgrade the talent a bit and the Jets draft the following year out of the top 10. Unless you get real lucky, you’re not going to find a franchise quarterback then.

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.