Tuesday was reportedly another strong day of training camp for Sam Darnold as the Jets wrapped up their series of joint practices with the Redskins.
Sam Darnold looks legit folks. Been real impressed today— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 14, 2018
Sam Darnold, working against the Washington starters, marches the Jets’ down the field in six plays for a touchdown. Darnold went 5-of-6 on the drive, finding TE Clive Walford for a 20 yard score. A very nice drive. #Jets— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) August 14, 2018
Sam Darnold was sharp. Consider: He threw only six incompletions in 19 attempts, and that includes three drops.
This caught the attention of Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, who had a lot of good things to say about the rookie quarterback.
Darnold will get more of a test on Thursday night when he faces this Washington defense in a game situation. It seems likely that Darnold will see plenty of time with the first team in his next test to try and earn the Week 1 starting job.
The rookie has come on strong after missing his first three practices. His holdout seems like a distant memory now. The opportunity to start could go out the window with one poor performance in the next two preseason games, but Darnold has given himself a chance.