New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, not known for bold statements, stepped out of character on Thursday, setting huge expectations for his offense.
Darnold’s return last week ignited the previously dormant offense.
He passed for 338 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets’ upset win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Before that, though, the Jets were historically bad.
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With Darnold sidelined for three games with mononucleosis, they managed only one offensive touchdown.
All told, the Jets have five touchdowns from scrimmage through six weeks, the fewest in franchise history. They rank last in nearly every offensive category.
But hey, you might as well sell high.
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