Los Angeles-There are speculations about what will happen to Sam Darnold (Sam Darnold) every day. Will he continue to play against the Jets in 2021? Will he be traded? Everyone wants to know.
At the same time, the subject of this endless sports broadcast discussion is about his offseason business near his Southern California home.
According to a close friend, Darnold has been in the jet career for three years. Since he was selected as No. 3 overall in 2018, in addition to achieving success, he has been dealing with his career uncertainty. , And his maturity is the same as he has dealt with. Adversity in the field.
Jordan Palmer is a long-time friend of Darnold̵
Palmer accepted an exclusive interview with The Post during a break in a beach training class in Dana Point, California last weekend. He is still highly optimistic about Danold’s career.
“I am biased, but I will stick to it [bleeping] The truth is: Compared to three years ago, I have full confidence in Sam’s current career and believe that he will fulfil his potential. “He was plagued by the hardships of the first three years and some of the challenges he faced. I have seen him grow a lot through his handling.
“This is new for him. He has not played in a team that hasn’t won. He has always been an excellent player on a very good team. But this is not the reason why the Jets faltered in the first three years. .
“I believe Sam is one of the most talented young quarterbacks in the league, and like all good and talented quarterbacks, he has to make a lot of progress during the offseason, and he needs to improve.”
Palmer praised Danold’s performance in the past two seasons, winning 6-2 in the last eight games of 2019 after the team started 1-7, and 2-1 after starting 0-13 last season.
“My sign is a peak, a mountain range,” Palmer said. “That’s your journey. I haven’t seen a quarterback going straight from bottom to top-perfect, awesome, and in the end you won the championship, all the money and congratulations. All the guys have to do is navigate your journey .”
Former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is another Darnold’s confidant, who also trained with Palmer and sometimes still works with him. Sanchez said that his interest in jets is still strong because of “Sam.”
In an interview with The Post, Sanchez said: “He is my neighbor, I love this kid, I hope he does well… and he is in trouble.” “Literally, I have been with him. The position-the shoulder was knocked over, trying to fight through the injury, he is playing, is he not playing? We are a bit similar in a similar situation-two children grow up on the street each other.
Sanchez’s career is diametrically opposite to that of Danold so far, because Sanchez achieved the greatest success in his early years, but later fell into trouble. Sanchez’s hope is that Danold’s career is a replica of him.
Sanchez said: “We have joined two very different teams.” “Sam was selected as a high position because the team did not perform well the previous year. I was selected high because they traded for me, and when I arrived They were 9-7 years old that year there. So, I had to go to a team with a lot of talent and offensive lines.
Sanchez said that he has been “providing Darnold with some of my suggestions” and reminded him: “Man, I am here to serve you.”
Like Palmer, Sanchez is also convinced that Danold’s best football game is ahead of him, but he believes that changing the landscape may be the best choice. Sanchez lives in the Jets world, and the ideas among fans have become firm and cannot last forever.
However, Sanchez believes that Danold wants to stay with the Jets, starting with a new coaching system, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.
Palmer felt distressed on that topic.
Palmer said: “Part of me wants Sam to complete his introductory work and handle it correctly, and part of me wants to see his landscape change, because I have seen others doing well.” “This league is a right place-a league with the right time and a wrong place-a league with the wrong time. Under the right circumstances, the right guys finally have the opportunity to participate.
“For Sam, this hasn’t happened yet, and it will happen. I can honestly say that the right time and the right time may be in the Jets this year. Or it may be elsewhere.”