Let the tank for Sam Darnold begin
By Brian Murphy
The New York Jets are set to be the worst team in the NFL with hopes of landing the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft to finally address the most important position on the team. Let the tank for USC’s Sam Darnold begin.
Some things in this life are just flat out obvious. Tom Brady will continue to win, Kevin Durant will continue to be hated as long a he stays in Golden State, and the New York Jets will continue to suck and let down their fans.
Now I am not saying that I am surprised with the Jets naming Josh McCown their Week 1 starting quarterback but let’s face it, no matter who they appointed the job this season, the end result is not going to be a good one. The weapons that McCown has around him does not seem to be a recipe for a winning season.
Now on paper, the offense and defense is a night/day scenario, but this offense is so bad “on paper” that a historically bad season almost seems inevitable. By making McCown the starter, the Jets seem to “be trying” to win by appointing “the best” option they have. Somehow a guy that is 2-22 over the past two years can be the best option for something. I don’t think I would let McCown clean my apartment because of that record let alone be my Week 1 starting quarterback.
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Now for realists and Jets fans that want to hope for a brighter future this is a good thing.
From an offensive line that pretty much has every position up for grabs, to a receiving corps that is filled with players that non-Jets fans had no clue existed on this Earth, this is a good thing.
Like I said before, a horrible season is upon us but to quote the great Harvey Dent, “The night is darkest just before the dawn.” A 1-15 season should hopefully wrap up a No. 1 overall pick for the Jets. Hopefully, that would be something that even the front office can’t screw up.
I am not by any means saying that Sam Darnold will come in and win right away, but just being in a position to draft him would be a culture change from what all Jets fans are used to. A quarterback is only as good as the players put around him, so in a few years, this could be a franchise that is a force to be reckoned with. They are still young on both sides of the football and who knows that if they do in fact draft Darnold, what free agent attention they would get in 2018.
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