Sam Darnold was the darling of the Jets franchise that was selected in April with the NFL Draft's third election, but the honeymoon seems to come to an abrupt halt thanks to Donald's Holdout, which is starting to frustrate jets
" Forget Sam, "Superfan John" Cuz "Pagano of Suffolk County said on Sunday at the jets training center in Florham Park, NJ, as the jets completed their third training without Darnold.
"He does not want to play," Pagano shouted to no one. "I do not care what the agent says, he's a beginner, he should be here."
The jets were in full bloom for the first time on Sunday, reflecting the intensity of a practice, time with Red Zone Parcels spent increased. While Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater shared quarterback repeaters, Darnold continued to miss valuable training camp time.
A touchdown pass from a rolling Bridgewater to a dive Tre McBride in the final game brought a rousing end to a rousing workout. The defense generally looked better than the offensive. The sunny skies provided a good crowd that was generally happy with the way several retired rookies looked, including Trenton Cannon and defensive lineman Nathan Shepard. But Darnold's absence was garish in the face of all the fanfare he had received since his draft.
The crux of the negotiations, according to the sources, has gone from the clearing of language to the forfeiture of language. Should Darnold do anything non-football related to jeopardize its availability, the Jets want some of the guaranteed money back. These are important details, but nothing Jets fans want to hear.
"If he really, really wanted to start for the New York Jets, he would tell his agent" I make a lot of money, I want to play, I want to start " Pagano said, "But he does not seem to be hungry."
Darnold's path was also broken in social media by some scores, some calling him "Prima Darnold" and "Benedict Darnold."
"Right now he's a Prima Darnold, "said longtime Jets fan Julie Lederman," if he does not sign up, let's say Wednesday, he'll be Benedict Darnold. "
You can not blame the Jets fans for being frustrated. Darnold's arrival was to signal a positive turn in the fate of a besieged franchise that has not been part of a Super Bowl ever since Joe Namath's jets, arguing about Darnold's contract as another misstep As the sun shines, it's hard to sympathize with a rookie quarterback who has guaranteed $ 30 million but wants more.
"I was looking forward to seeing him," said Wayne Hogrefe Elmwood Park, NJ, a Jets fan since Shea Stadium. "I blame the team for not signing him, they have a lot of time, he should be here, he should do it for the fans."
There are some who are ready to give Darnold the benefit of the doubt.
"I think he'll probably come this week if he's smart," said Sandy Adelman of Connecticut. "I think he wants to play, I think this holdout has nothing to do with what he wants."
Interestingly, a quick poll suggests that most fans do not want Darnold to open the opener in Detroit. They would rather sit and watch from the sideline as they begin to act here and there.
"I think Teddy and McCown can handle that and give him some games," said Adelman, a fan since the Jets called the Titans. "They've invested a third total in him, and if they want him out there, they want him out there, but I would wait, I just do not want to see any other [Hackenberg Situation] that was ridiculous."
Cuz wants Darnold to start on the bench as well.
"I want McCown to be the man," he said. "I do not think he's ready to wear a clipboard, I think he's good enough to take us to the Super Bowl."
If McCown does that, Darnold will lose even more fans.