The situation around Sam Darnold has been bad since he entered the league.
He also makes plays every game that look genuinely elite.
But for Darnold to go from where he is now to a high-end starter would be a near unprecedented improvement.
I sure wouldn't be banking on it
Mike LaFleur, who is expected to be the next Jets offensive coordinator, will surely run a version of the Kyle Shanahan offense, which is similar to the offense run by Mike Shanahan, Kyle's dad ...
So how successful has that offense been over the years? ...
For those really into Xs and Os: Under Saleh, #49ers were primarily a “zone” team in 2020.
Zone: 56% of dropbacks (13th)
Man: 44% (20th)
(Note: #Jets had 52-48 zone-man split)
33% of dropbacks (10th)
Over the last 5 years, the Jets have finished last 4 times and their .288 win percentage (23-57) is the worst in the NFL.
The Jets -214 point differential this season is tied for their worst in a single season in franchise history.