Jets' Only Way Forward is Without Sam Darnold


Jets' Only Way Forward is Without Sam Darnold

Jets hold the No. 2 overall pick, providing an opportunity to reshape the organization with a true blue-chip talent. While it's widely presumed that the Jaguars will take Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence at No. 1, the Jets will have their pick of the remaining litter, which includes three more highly intriguing quarterbacks: Ohio State's Justin Fields, North Dakota State's Trey Lance and BYU's Zach Wilson. Thus, Douglas and Co. could move on from 2018 No. 3 overall pick Sam Daronld and start anew with a young quarterback. Bucky Brooks and Jonas Knox explain why this would enable the franchise, which just hired a new head coach in Robert Saleh, to hit the reset button on the rebuild and give Douglas a five-year window to stockpile talent around a QB on a team-friendly rookie deal. It is not a quick fix, but it is the best path forward.