When the Jets Sam Darnold got the third overall pick in the 2018 draft, they hired Josh McCown as a senior mentor to the rookie quarterback.
The two men have always maintained a close relationship, which gives McCaw an insight into the possibility of Danold on the Jets’ possibility of conquering Zach Wilson or another quarterback this year. The older quarterback said that he did not see Danold having a “negative impact” on the matter, and hinted that everyone could benefit from Danold being on the roster.
“Can it be done? Absolutely.” McCown said via ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini. “In my opinion, if you can’t get value for him now, that is definitely your goal. I don’t even call it a game. I just want to say: “We will go to Zazate with Sam. “If Sam drives him out of the park, we will reassess where he will be in a year. Sam will embrace it and be helpful, but he will also work hard and try to make the most of this year’s game opportunities and put it back on them. And let them make difficult decisions at the end of the year. I think if that happens, then everyone will win.”
Getting a quarterback while retaining Darnold seems to be an unlikely route for the Jets, but if Darnold’s strong trade market fails to develop before or after this year’s draft, this may be where they will ultimately go. the way.