The Jets and Lions kick off their respective 2018 seasons tonight in Detroit on Monday Night Football.
Tonight is a big deal for the Jets because it is Sam Darnold’s first start in the NFL after months of hype following the NFL Draft. Every few years we seem to do this. There is a new rookie savior at the quarterback position. With any luck, this will be the last first start for over a decade. Expectations are high with Darnold. The fanbase is excited. Tonight might be the first chapter in a special era for Jets fans.
We will also watch newcomers like Trumaine Johnson, Avery Williamson, Spencer Long, and others make their green and white debuts.
Enjoy the first game of 2018 and the Darnold Era. Discuss what happens below in the comments section. The game is being broadcast nationally on ESPN and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app.