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New York Jets: Sam Darnold, Daniel Jones will face off in a different sport

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 10: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets carries the ball during the second half of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 10: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets carries the ball during the second half of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will have a rematch. Here are all the details and what it means.

Technically New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has already won the “Battle for New York” after defeating the New York Giants 34-27 during the 2019 regular season.

But Big Blue quarterback Daniel Jones wants a rematch and he’ll get it this week in a different sport.

“The American Cornhole League (ACL), the originator of competitive cornhole, is thrilled to announce that the Quarterbacks from both New York Football teams, Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold will step off the gridiron and onto the cornhole court for a special ESPN broadcast leading into the Big Game,” via an official press release.

This rematch will be held at the Broward Convention Center (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) on Friday, January 31 from 9 to 10 p.m. If you’d like to attend the event it’s free to the public and VIP seats are available for $25.

If you can’t make it down for the event, don’t worry it’ll air on ESPN2 as a 1-hour special on Sunday, February 2. It’ll air prior to kickoff at 5:00 p.m. ET and then it’ll re-air at 11:30 p.m. after the big game.

Both quarterbacks issued out statements via The American Cornhole League press release:

Daniel Jones:

“Being from Charlotte cornhole was always around – to watch it evolve from a backyard game to a full-fledged sport with American Cornhole League leading the way has been exciting. Plus, the opportunity to take Sam on heads up was something I couldn’t pass on. Hopefully, sometime soon we’ll be doing it on the gridiron in the big game!”

Sam Darnold:

“While I wish I was going to be on the field this weekend, this is a nice consolation prize – and another opportunity to take home a win for Gang Green against a cross-town rival,” added Gang Green starting quarterback Sam Darnold. “Daniel’s a great competitor, but I’ve been practicing and feel good about my odds!”

In addition, both competitors also took to Instagram to talk some smack leading into this rematch:

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THE BATTLE NEW YORK: NY quarterbacks @samdarnold and @danieljones3 are heading to South Florida on Friday for the @playcornhole Super Hole Throw down in #ftlauderdale. Like true Bro Kings, they’ll be airmailing bags for cornhole bragging rights on Friday night. The top cornhole players in the country are playing for $40,000 in prizes. Free to the public. Will air on Sunday on ESPN2. @lewintermarlon

A post shared by BroBible.com (@brobible) on Jan 27, 2020 at 7:18pm PST

It’s been a hot minute since either of these franchises were playing in the Super Bowl. The Giants haven’t been since the 2011 season and well it’s been a little bit longer for Gang Green (since the 1968 season).

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If you can’t play in the Super Bowl, the next best thing is playing in a cornhole tournament where everything is on the line. Darnold will look to improve to 2-0 vs Daniel Jones with a big win on Friday night.

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