Jets star Le’Veon Bell says Sam Darnold’s ability to make unconventional throws is ‘not normal’
Le’Veon Bell is sure loving his time with the New York Jets thus far.
The running back seemed thrilled when he signed a four-year deal with the club earlier this offseason, and since then, he has spent his time lauding the coaching staff and the roster itself.
A big reason why Bell chose the Jets was young quarterback Sam Darnold, whom Bell has heaped praise upon since joining the franchise several months ago.
On Wednesday, Bell continued his flattery of Darnold, calling him a “special player” and saying that his ability to make difficult throws is “not normal.”
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Darnold, who played his collegiate football at the University of Southern California, was originally selected by New York with the third overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
He made 13 starts during his rookie campaign, throwing for 2,865 yards, 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing 57.7 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 77.6.
While Darnold had an up-and-down rookie year overall, he showed flashes of brilliance, particularly during the second half of the season when he was starting to get more comfortable.
Now, with additions like Bell and wide receiver Jamison Crowder, Darnold has even more weapons to utilize in 2019, as Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and tight end Chris Herndon are all coming back.
The Jets won just four games in 2018, resulting in New York replacing Todd Bowles with Adam Gase as head coach.
New York has not made the playoffs since the 2010-11 campaign, but there are definitely reasons to be excited about the team going into 2019.