Today was reporting day for training camp. It is an exciting time for the Jets, but the prized quarterback of the future has still yet to report because the team and he have yet to agree to a contract.
Unsigned rookie Sam Darnold is officially late for camp. Meetings tonight, practice at 1:50 tomorrow. Puzzling. QBs drafted ahead of him (Mayfield) and behind him (Allen) both got offset language in contracts. Deal should be done by now. #jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 27, 2018
There still are a few hours to get this done so that Darnold can get to the first day of practice. And that should happen. I don’t think “puzzling” would do it justice if the lack of a contract leads to any sort of holdout. The contract probably should have been done a while back. It should be pretty simple for the team to finish the contract and get the quarterback into training camp. I’d say the team playing hardball on any outstanding issues would conjure the phrase “penny wise and pound foolish” but I’m not sure I see how it would be penny wise.
I know years from now it is likely that nobody will remember any of this, but I can’t blame you if you are starting to get a little apprehensive. With so many positive vibes around the team, it would be difficult to fathom the team committing such a self-inflicted error.
Just get this done so we can go back to being pumped about the team.