Jets’ Sam Darnold is the top rated quarterback over the last 3 weeks, per Pro Football Focus
New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has played extremely well over the past three weeks. In fact, he’s arguably been the best under center in the entire NFL during that span, according to Pro Football Focus.
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Darnold on the year has thrown for 2,698 yards with 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. His completion percentage rests at 57.8 percent and his quarterback rating is a very low 47.0. Darnold had struggled on earlier in the season, but has since shown strides to his games. His decision making has improved, and he’s working through progressions instead of staring down his top target.
In fact, in the last three games, Darnold has thrown for six touchdowns and only one interception while throwing for 764 yards total. His potential of being a franchise quarterback is rising, and people are taking notice.
Aaron Rodgers even has had some kind words for the first year quarterback after a loss to the Jets:
“He played great, He played really, really good. I like his game. He threw the ball really well, but he’s moving around, making plays on the run. I think he has a bright future. I think all of those guys that are playing this year have an opportunity to be the next crop of guys.”
The New York Jets are 4-11 on the season and rank 4th in the AFC West Division under head coach Todd Bowles. They score 22.0 points per game, which ranks 21st among all NFL teams. They also allow 26.9 points per game, which ranks 28th in the entire league. They are completely out of the playoff race.
The Jets will play the New England Patriots in Foxborough in Week 17 to finish off their season.