NFL Mocks recently picked every team’s biggest offseason addition. As for the New York Jets, it was an easy selection thanks to the 2018 NFL Draft.
Let’s face it, the New York Jets haven’t had a potential franchise quarterback in place or at least being developed in what seems like forever. Luckily this offseason, by the looks of it, they have hopefully addressed this issue once and for all.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, the Jets were able to land what most draft gurus and analysts felt was the No. 1 quarterback in this year’s class, USC’s Sam Darnold. He brings a lot of hope and potential to finally be everything the Jets need and then some from under center.
Obviously, Darnold will need some time as he transitions to the pros but he has the skill-set to develop quickly and be ready when his number is eventually called. NFL Mocks recently picked every team’s biggest offseason addition and for the Jets, they went with Darnold.
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In a slideshow written by George Stockburger of NFL Mocks, here’s why he went with Darnold over any other offseason addition by the Jets:
Anytime you get a quarterback the caliber of Sam Darnold, it’s a huge addition. Truth be told the Jets haven’t landed a player of his talent level in a long, long time. He’s got the entire makeup of a franchise player. He’s big, strong, delivers accurate passes and seems to save his best performances for late in games.
Clearly, Stockburger was correct in picking Darnold since, in the grand scheme of things, he is the biggest name the Jets have added to the roster all offseason long. Heck, one could even make the argument that Darnold is one of the biggest Jets additions in the past five seasons.
Once training camp is here, Darnold has a legitimate chance to be the next starting quarterback of the Jets if everything falls into place. In his collegiate career, Darnold totaled 7,229 passing yards, 549 completions, 57 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions.
Darnold has the talent to make a strong case this summer that he gives the Jets the best option to win a lot of football games this upcoming season. While many believe veteran quarterback Josh McCown will start the season once again for the Jets, don’t sleep on Darnold. He’s ready for the task at hand and to prove that he has what it takes to be successful for many years to come.