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Giants vs. Jets: It’s all about Sam Darnold in preseason Week 3

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LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 16: Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets scrambles with the ball in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 16, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 16: Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets scrambles with the ball in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 16, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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As the New York Jets prepare to go up against the New York Giants tonight in Week 3 preseason action, it’s all about rookie quarterback Sam Darnold making his claim.

The time is now. After months of preparation, film study, and playing in preseason action, this is the moment rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has been waiting for. Tonight, in preseason Week 3, Darnold will have another golden opportunity to play in a full half against the New York Giants.

With the regular season on the horizon, tonight is Darnold’s opportunity to make one big statement that he is indeed ready to be the Jets starting quarterback. Not only would it break the norm of what the Jets have been doing for a few years now, but will finally usher in a new era under center.

Not only does Darnold bring hope but overall excitement for the season ahead. It’s been a very long time since the Jets started a rookie quarterback that was drafted with a top-five selection. If Darnold lights it up tonight against the Giants, he will make a very strong case that he’s ready for the task ahead.

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Darnold’s performance tonight will undoubtedly have a major impact on the other quarterbacks on the depth chart. If Darnold delivers, it could make quarterback Teddy Bridgewater expendable via trade in order for the Jets to bolster another area on the roster.

It would also make veteran quarterback Josh McCown put into a backup/supportive role to continue Darnold’s development. If Darnold doesn’t do well, the Jets might very well keep all three quarterbacks around and have McCown start the season with Bridgewater as his backup.

In such a scenario, Darnold will likely spend the next month or two learning from the sideline until his number is eventually called. Either way, the Jets have built one of their best quarterback situations in years as it’s finally an area of positivity. It’s all on Darnold tonight to prove if he’s the right choice to start now or needs more time to develop.

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