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Everything will be just fine with Sam Darnold

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass in front of James Burgess #52 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws a pass in front of James Burgess #52 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Remember New York Jets fans, quarterback Sam Darnold is a rookie as the devastating loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 3 will serve as a great learning experience. Everything will be just fine.

When it comes to rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, this is a time in his career that he hasn’t experienced yet. The high of being on top of the football world back in his impressive Week 1 regular season start against the Detroit Lions is over. The New York Jets have lost two straight football games, their latest which will likely not be forgotten for a very long time.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the Jets lost to the Cleveland Browns in a surreal and shocking moment. The Jets blew a 14-0 lead and watched in horror how a team that hasn’t won a football game in years was able to finally taste victory.

For Darnold, he did the best he could. Against the Browns, Darnold totaled the worst game of his pro career so far. Darnold threw for just 169 yards, 15 completions, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Darnold was pressured a lot and sacked twice as he clearly looked frazzled.

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As a matter of fact, so far this year, Darnold has already been sacked seven times and the Jets haven’t even reached the halfway point of the season. At the rate things are going, he will likely have issues staying upright which will limit his ability to do what he needs to do in order to win football games.

In the grand scheme of things, everything will be just fine with Darnold. He’s a player on the rise and playing on a short week isn’t easy even for the most experienced veteran quarterbacks in the NFL. All that matters is that he continues to learn, progress, and be developed for what should be a bright future.

Remember Jets fans, it’s just three games into the regular season. There is still a lot of football left to be played and a lot more great memories Darnold will give the football world as the season progresses. Along the way, he’ll have games like this where he’ll put up a dud of a performance and can only grow from it as he moves forward to the next matchup.

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