Adam Gase is backing Sam Darnold despite this past weekend’s clunker against the Buffalo Bills.
“I just keep thinking, ‘He’s 23, none of this can be easy,'” Gase said. “He’s a guy that did so much good in college and won a lot of football games. Things haven’t always gone as smoothly as everybody always hopes when they get to the NFL.”
The New York Jets remain winless and questions have arisen about Darnold’s place in the team’s long-term plans.
In five starts, Darnold has twice as many interceptions (six) as touchdown passes (three). His numbers have declined from last season in all the major statistical categories.