Posted by Chris Kucharski
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:49pm
Week 3 at Cleveland Browns
Sam Darnold's second career start was a little different than his first. The Jets were playing from behind, so he was forced to throw almost twice as many passes (21 in Week 1; 41 in Week 2). He did throw for 334 yards, but let's face it—that was because of quantity, not quality. Darnold threw two interceptions and only one touchdown in Week 2.
Darnold will now face the team who passed on him with the first overall pick. The Browns are 28th in aFPA to quarterbacks, so Thursday could be more like Week 1 than Week 2 for Darnold. He still is a rookie and will make mistakes, so there is a risk in ranking him too high this early. Keep Darnold on the bench for Week 3 against Cleveland.