This was the past that faced face to face with the future, and also with the present, Broadway Joe Namath met Sam Darnold ahead of Giants 22, Jets 16 in the MetLife Bowl.
"He's just a great guy," said Darnold. "He's very charismatic, and obviously there's a lot of personality there, and it was great to be able to talk to him for a bit, and when I met him for the first time, I hoped I might spend some more time with him 'We had a couple of minutes, but it was cool to meet Broadway Joe and the story he had with this franchise.
' It was awesome to meet him.
Darnold deserves to be the youngest starting quarterback in the Jets franchise history, most recently since Namath, who told Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown, was proud of them all.
At CBS Broadcast, Namamit, Damnold crowned: "I've seen Sam better tonight than I've ever seen from any freshman. "
This was this stage, this headlight, this bright microscope that made young Sam Darnold blink.
If you can do it here, you can do it anywhere, and if Darnold could make it that night , the MetLife stadium would prove to be a landing pad for the rookie jets pilot who used to climb higher than anybody thought or could.
With apologies to President George W. Bush: Mission accomplished
Todd Bowles He does not have to wait to announce his incipient quarterback until after the fourth pre-season match.
Sam Darnold won the job.
"I'm not here to say That I won the job or that I lost the job, "said Darnold." At the end of the day, that's the decision of a coach. "
You asked Christian Hackenberg last summer, the start whether to win and he spat the bit.
You asked Sam Darnold to win this summer and he won.
It's not so much who he is now at the tender age of 21
That's not at all because he attacks the Tieffield, but because he controls the squat and shows pocket awareness and does nothing stupid or reckless.
Meanwhile, Darnold (8-for-16, 86 yards, a touchdown) is ready, unwavering. He is self-confident, mature and above all has earned the respect and faith of his teammates. His preseason numbers: 29-for-45, 244 yards, two TDs, one interception.
"An issue where you just do not spin the ball is consistent and scores in the red zone," said Darnold [196592002InthemeantimeattheFlorhamParktherewasnoplaceforthebrilliantBridgewaterandifGeneralManagerMikeMaccagnanihavebeenabletosecureaDraft-Drafts
these were the New York Football Giants on the other side of the field defended the Quarterback, they were not in love enough with Eli Manning's later successor.
Two Giants defensive players, Olivier Vernon and Kerry Wynn, said, "I think he has a bright future."
Darnold, on the game's first possession, led a touchdown ride, the Kirk Cousins "She Wants That" Anything But Imitating
The highlight came on third-and-13 when Darnold showed you that can beat you with his legs as well as with his arm and his head – checking for a successful passport Resign with a defeat until mid-14 feet accompanied by a roar from the jet audience.
"The internal clock went off," said Darnold. "I saw a room in front of me and decided to go in. As soon as I saw that I passed the sticks, I came down as quickly as possible."
Bowles certainly liked it.
"The more he plays, the faster football decisions are, so it's good for him to see, Bowles said."
Darnold played in the third quarter, and in truth it was a bit less than perfect deliberate grounding, completing a disposable car under duress to McCown on the Jets sideline, and diverting a pass on the line from Scrimmage through BJ Hill, which was almost intercepted by a diving Kerry Wynn.
But Darnold soon fired 16- Yarder crossed the field on his left to Quincy Enunwa, and then a 12-yard TD pass to Terrelle Pryor – one of those yards-for-catch deals – early in the second quarter and it was Jets 13, Giants 7th tight end Chris Herndon on a post-itinerary was his first reading.
"I just did not want to push it in," said Darnold.
There will be turbulence along the way, but you know that Sam Darnold will not fly the jet frightened , Go Broadway.