USC Trojans QB Sam Darnold has refused to speculate on his future, confirming that contrary to recent reports suggesting he was unlikely to leave USC for the 2018 draft, he has yet to make a decision on his future and he wouldn’t be looking at that until after the season.
Darnold may not be hitting the heights of his first year under centre, but he’s still largely considered to be the #1 QB prospect heading into the 2018 draft, ahead of players like Josh Rosen and Josh Allen.
Darnold burst onto the scene last year completing 67.2% of his passes for 3,086 yards, tossing 31 touchdowns to just 9 interceptions. This year he’s found it a little trickier, but is still completing over 63% of his passes for 2,292 yards and 17 touchdowns, although it has to be noted he has also thrown 10 interceptions through 6 games.
One thing I will say for Darnold, he is getting stronger as the season progresses. Over his last three games he’s thrown 8 touchdowns to 2 interceptions and I still see everything in his game that led me to believe he was the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck.
With the Jets unexpected 3 game win streak, they may not be in the driving seat for the #1 overall pick and a chance at Darnold if he leaves school, but anything can happen in the NFL and following a tough loss to the Dolphins, it’s made draft watching a bigger priority once again.