Trevor Lawrence has disappeared, Sam Darnold continues Jets’ claim to keep him as a quarterback in 2021.
Darnold played a clean game, if not spectacular 23-16 beats Browns At MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Darnold did not turn the ball over for three consecutive games. This is the longest non-sales stretch in Darnold’s career.
“I thought I played well in that I didn’t turn the ball over and played that consistently,” Darnold said. “Obviously, I thought there were some decisions, maybe I didn’t take some of the throws I could do. But when I look at the tape, what I read first I think there are some decisions that I want to go back to and stay stuck in. There are some, but overall, I’m happy not to flip the ball over or score when needed. think.”
Darnold made 16 out of 32 passes with 175 yards and two touchdowns. He also tracked Browns linebacker Malcolm Smith in a single play and ran the ball seven times in 20 yards.
The 23-year-old Jets had to land the number one pick and deal with speculation that Clemson star Lawrence would play all season. But now Jets is trapped in the second-place pick, and Lawrence seems to be heading for Jaguar, who secured the first-place pick with Sunday’s defeat and Jets’ victory.
“That’s what it is,” Darnold said. “As the season goes on, we’ll be talking about the number one picks and what we can imagine, so for me it’s just a good job of adjusting it and going to work every week, and really that’s it. It applies to our entire team. It feels like everyone in the locker room really bowed and went to work every week so far. Again, we play against a good Pats team. I am aiming to do it. “
TE Chris Herndon made four catches and touchdowns at 34 yards. When he was six, it was his highest catch since the first week in Buffalo. Jets needed production from Herndon, which has a tight-end Ryan Griffin on the Reserve / COVID-19 list.
“I feel like I’m trapped today, especially because Ryan Griffin isn’t here,” Herndon said. “I knew someone needed to step up and play an extra role. I feel like I did it today and I think I did it at a high level for the team.”
RB Frank Gore has 16,000 career rush yards after winning 48 on Sunday. He is the third player in NFL history to join Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton and hit the mark. Gore left the match with a chest injury in the second half. … RG Josh Andrews left the game with an injured groin. … Jets finished 1-7 at home this season.
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