Recently retired tight end Jason Witten recently chimed his thoughts on which quarterback Sam Darnold of the New York Jets reminds him of. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, none other than Tony Romo.
Whenever a young quarterback gets drafted into the NFL, especially to a team like the New York Jets, many people will have quick comparisons as to which players of the past they remind them of. It all depends on their throwing motion, collegiate success, and what they bring to the locker room that could inspire many to believe they might be the next version of a popular quarterback from back in the day.
When it comes to recently retired Jason Witten, he’s already getting his insights ready for his Monday Night Football debut this upcoming season. Ready to put his thumbprint when it comes to broadcasting primetime football games, Witten has already chimed his thoughts on which quarterback reminds him of when breaking down everything Sam Darnold brings to the table.
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“He’s calm, he’s got this poise. He reminds me a little bit of Tony Romo, the way he creates plays,” Witten said Thursday on ESPN’s Get Up! morning show. “He has some of that moxie.”
That’s quite the compliment to give since Romo, before the injuries that eventually led to his retirement, was one of the top quarterbacks playing in the NFL. From his accuracy, ability to extend plays, and how he almost always came through in the clutch, a lot of those traits are also evident on Darnold based on his collegiate career at USC.
If Darnold is able to translate such results in the pros, he should end up finally being the franchise quarterback everyone has been waiting for. One that is competitive, a leader among men, and able to bring success on a consistent basis. If Darnold ends up even having half of the prolific career that Romo has, things will be great for the Jets and their future.