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NY Jets podcast: Interview with Sam Darnold

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As I am sure you know, Sam Darnold is the new quarterback of the future for the Jets. The Jets took the USC product with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft. There is a lot of excitement within the fanbase for Darnold and the future of the team.

On today’s podcast, our guest is Sam Darnold. Sam stopped by while he was shooting an episode of Champs Sports’ Going Numb series.

Sam and I touched on a number of topics about the Draft process, his game, and his career.

One of my questions was about the similarities and differences between his college and professional offensive systems with USC and the Jets respectively.

John B: Now I understand we’re only a few weeks in, but what are some of the similarities and some of the differences you see in the offense you’ll be running with the Jets vs. what you had at USC?

Sam Darnold: I think some of the similarities are most of the concepts because ball is ball. The game of football on offense doesn’t change a whole lot from team to team. Everyone runs most of the same concepts. It’s just the terminology is way different. Being able to call the play in the huddle, being able to check at the line of scrimmage, being able to go up to the line of scrimmage with two plays and being able to kill it to the other play based on a certain look. There’s just a little bit more on my table than there was in college, but I like it that way. I love being able to manipulate a defense and kind of be another coach on the field. It’s awesome, and I’m really looking forward to it.

You can listen to the full discussion below.