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Jets fans must be patient with Sam Darnold heading into 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: A fan of the New York Jets watches on against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: A fan of the New York Jets watches on against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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With a new quarterback in town and a lot of potential talent on the roster, New York Jets fans must be patient for everything to come together this upcoming season.

The New York Jets may have gotten much stronger thanks to a new draft class led by Sam Darnold and due to several second-year players with the major potential to develop into something special. However, it’s very important to not get the hopes up too high, as all good things take time.

Being realistic is one of the key things you must be able to do as a fan of the Jets and any other franchise that is looking to better themselves over time. Jets fans have suffered for a while. They’ve been a quarterback deprived team that has been looking for their franchise starter under center as Jets fans undoubtedly deserve happiness.

With the Patriots and rival quarterback Tom Brady tormenting them for years, it’s been quite a ride for sure. Darnold may have new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates approval and is growing upon much of the coaching staff; however, is that enough to hang onto?

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It’s a beautiful thing to have as he may definitely have what it takes to make Jets fans want to celebrate again. But remember, he’s half Josh McCown’s age as he’s very young and well, it’s unfair to put such high expectations and demands on a rookie. Darnold hasn’t fully seen and known enough to carry a pro football since he still has a lot to learn.

Jets fans have waited a long time to draft a big name quarterback. They must realize he is still learning, even though he seems to be adjusting very well and taking in information effortlessly, he is bound to make rookie mistakes.

When he makes those occasional lapses of judgment on a play or improper footwork, fans must remember he is a work in progress. To prematurely call him a bust or a mistake in his first year simply isn’t worth doing since it’s all about progress for him and the Jets.

This upcoming season may not be a waste at all, even if it’s another losing one. It’s a test to see where all the pieces fit to complete the ultimate puzzle. Are the Jets Super Bowl bound? I can assure you that they are not.

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Are the Jets getting tougher and more solid? Definitely! It will be very fun to see this team work together and focus on executing plays and moving up the ranks. All in all, the Jets need at least one more year to see what they are fully capable of doing and competing against tougher teams in meaningful games. Being patient will only help the team and you as well. It’s only up from here especially with a new quarterback in town being groomed for a very bright future.

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