There is not much doubt the Jets’ selection of Sam Darnold in last week’s NFL Draft was a potentially franchise-altering pick.. The tangible reasons for this are obvious. Quarterback is the most important position on the field. Having a quality quarterback alone is not enough to guarantee a team’s success, but lacking a quality quarterback virtually guarantees a team will not be successful.
The importance of the pick may also go beyond tangible on field benefits. It might change the franchise in other ways. It seems fair to say that the Jets have not been a successful organization over the past seven years. The franchise has one of the longest Playoff droughts in the league. Beyond that, there have seemed to be senses of doom and pessimism around the Jets and their fanbase.
On today’s podcast, we take a look at how this all might change now that the team has landed its new quarterback of the future.