Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold had himself a decent preseason game. He then took most of the first team reps in the practices following the game.
Days after an impressive preseason debut where he completed 13 of 18 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown with an interception, Darnold appears primed to make his move in the pecking order behind Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater.
The Jets haven’t revealed who will start the second preseason contest against the Washington Redskins, but Darnold was under center for the majority of first-team snaps Sunday in a joint practice session with the Redskins.
Darnold is feeling himself now and took to Instagram to thank Jets Nation.
The Jets might have found themselves the quarterback to lead them to an 8-8 season. Let’s see if Darnold is still smiling at the end of the season.