Sam Darnold doesn’t have to do this because he already has.
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, a former security who also spent 13 seasons researching the Washington football team and the Eagles, said on Twitter Saturday that Jets fans who believe Wilson is the panacea and that Darnold was the problem the last three seasons are wrong. .
To do so, he released a music video of Darnold doing a very Wilson-like throw that got Jets fans drooling on Friday.Against the 49ers in Week 2 of the 2020 season, Darnold took a shotgun slam, dragged right, fought through a bag around his hips, guarded his feet after nearly tripping, rolled over left and threw a Braxton Berrios over his body for a 30. court touchdown.
Darnold’s throw didn’t travel as far as the one Wilson did which stopped NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah in its tracks on the Pro Day broadcast and brought in first overall projected pick Trevor Lawrence to tweet “sheesh! Above the video.
But Darnold was up against a live 11-man NFL defense, not when he and his lone receiver were the only ones running the field.
“But I thought that kind of throw was never done before yesterday…” Riddick wrote with the rolling eyes emoji.He added, “Some of you really think the Jets would have been good if it wasn’t just for Sam Darnold to screw it up, eh? You really act like he’s holding your team back. Hilarious. ”
The two trades made on Friday – with the 49ers dropping to No.3 in the draft, the Dolphins dropping to No.6 and the Eagles dropping to No.12 – seem to indicate that the rest of the league knows the Jets are ready to draft Wilson. at n ° 2 and go from Darnold. The 49ers and Eagles should get a glimpse of the Jets’ plans due to their ties to coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas, respectively.