The New York Jets looked lost on the field for another week despite having a lead over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday for a little while. At the end of this season, the Jets will have a high pick in the NFL Draft and will more than likely have the chance to draft Trevor Lawrence out of Clemson or Justin Fields from Ohio State.
The burden is now on 2018 No. 3 pick Sam Darnold to prove he should stay in New York. John Butchko, the host of the daily Locked On Jets Podcast, discussed the situation that Darnold finds himself in:
Butchko: I think when the Jets are in the situation that they are in, which is looking at a very high first-round pick, three years of a quarterback where you don’t know what you have, Darnold is at the point where I think it's on him to prove to the Jets that he is definitively the guy going forward. That he is the answer, that there is no doubt that the Jets do not need a quarterback. I think the rest of the way, that is the burden that is on Sam Darnold because the Jets are going to be in a position to take a quarterback high in the draft and what we saw on Sunday just was not good enough. It was not enough to convince the Jets that he’s the guy and you have to remember this was not the general manager that drafted him, this coaching staff is probably going to be gone, so he will be two coaching staffs removed from the staff that brought him in and he’s just not showing enough.