Sam Darnold is off to a rough start in the NFL. Injuries have limited him to just nine games, for starters. But when he has been on the field, the results haven’t been good. He’s completing just 55% of his passes while leading the league in interceptions (14). Now, he hasn’t played since the Jets’ Week 9 loss to the Miami Dolphins. In that game, Darnold completed just 53.8% of his passes while racking up four interceptions and only 229 yards on 39 pass attempts.
For what it’s worth, though, the Jets will have his services back this weekend. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that he is ready to go.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2018
After a 3-3 start to the season, the Jets have lost six straight. With the Buffalo Bills playing semi-competent football these days, that means the Jets are last place in the AFC East. In Week 10, Josh McCown took over to take on the Bills. He completed just 50% of his passes as the Bills steamrolled them en route to a 41-10 victory.
Having Darnold back might be okay. However, despite missing three games this season, he still leads the league in interceptions. That’s obviously a problem, and something the Jets need to figure it out. At least they have time to do so, because they just took Darnold third overall in the year’s draft.
We’ll see if he can finish the year strong.