New York Jets – Develop Sam Darnold By Playing Sam Darnold

Joe Caporoso on why the New York Jets should not be hesitant about playing Sam Darnold in 2018

It is common in sports to regurgitate a talking point that has frequently been used over a prolonged period of time. Sometimes certain truths hold but sometimes they become antiquated as a sport evolves. It is comfortable to rely on assumed “conventional thinking.” As this pertains to the New York Jets 2018 quarterback situation, it so easy to say the following it practically rolls off your tongue:

Sam Darnold is only 20 years old and has the perfect bridge and mentor quarterback to learn behind in Josh McCown. The Jets should not rush Darnold and ruin him, like they have previously ruined Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez by playing them prematurely. This city and media market will eat him up if he has any early struggles. Let Darnold sit on the bench for a year and learn behind McCown before potentially taking over in 2019…

It sounds good but it is incorrect. The New York Jets should have the mindset that their rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold, will be their starting quarterback in 2018 and should not shy away from believing this is the best possible thing for their franchise in the coming years.


Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Episiode 24 – Reviewing The 2018 NFL Draft with Michael Nania

New Draft SZN Podcast: Dalbin Osorio and Joe Malfa review the 2018 NFL Draft with Michael Nania…

Dalbin Osorio and Joe Malfa are back for a brand new episode of the Draft SZN Podcast! This week they discuss the Jets’ picks in the 2018 NFL Draft!

Plus, Dalbin and Joe talk with Michael Nania to dissect the rookie free agents the team signed after the draft.

Draft SZN is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast Network.

Make sure to give the show a follow on Twitter and subscribe on iTunes for more episodes!


Stoic Sam Darnold Is Exactly What New York Jets Needed

Dominic DeAngelo on Sam Darnold’s personality being the perfect fit for the New York Jets

A guest post from Dominic DeAngelo, freelancer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Send in your guest posts to…

Oh, I’ve been that guy. The one that wanted to see Mark Sanchez suit up in
the green and white despite his college coach telling him it was too early
to go the one that was rooting for Tim Tebow to get a few shots under center for that cup of coffee he was up in East Rutherford (or down if you factor in
his current Binghamton residence) and yes, I was that same person who
wanted gang green to roll the dice with Johnny Football.


NFL Draft – 2019 Big Board, Version 1.0

Dalbin Osorio with an initial big board for the 2019 NFL Draft…

With the NFL Draft just concluded, we’ll have grades and analysis of the picks and UDFAs over the next few weeks, but it’s also never too late to start to think about 2019 and who the New York Jets could target with their first round pick. I won’t pretend to know where that will land, but I do anticipate that four teams will be looking for quarterbacks next year (Dolphins, Bengals, Saints, and Washington). This will undoubtedly push some talent down to where the Jets can land an impact player even if they’re picking in the mid-teens. Let’s take a look at who the top 32 prospects are to watch as Spring Football kicks off, and who the Jets could target.


Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

New York Jets Draft Notebook: Grading Every Pick

Connor Rogers with grades for each of the New York Jets picks in the 2018 NFL Draft…

What a whirlwind draft week was, especially for the New York Jets. It was hard to imagine a scenario where Sam Darnold tumbled to three, but this is why it’s one of the more unpredictable events in all of sports.

Even without a second round selection, the team found value and remained active in the trade market. While these weren’t all household names, quite a few were favorites amongst the national draft media.

Let’s grade each pick the Jets made this year.


How Bad Are We Talkin’ Here?

J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets! Some say you can still faintly hear this chant echoing across the aisles of MetLife Stadium. It’s more likely, however, in 2018, that this cheer will be uttered by opposing fans upon looking up their team’s schedule and seeing that green-and-white logo. Yes, seeing the Browns on the schedule is exciting, too. But guess what – Vegas has released the odds to win Super Bowl LIII and who is dead last? Not the Browns, but the lowly Jets. So what are the New York Jets odds for next season? Those bold enough to place money on a Jets Super Bowl and have their dreams come true will be rewarded with 150-1 for their money. You can now place bets easily on-the-go with BetPhoenix mobile, especially useful for those Jets fans still in hiding (maybe under the cover of a paper bag).


Episode 83 – Full NFL Draft 2018 Weekend Recap F/ Darryl Slater

New PLAJ Podcast: Scott Mason and Daryl Slater review the New York Jets 2018 NFL Draft…

Episode 83 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to recap the NY Jets’ draft.

Darryl talks the events tat led to the Sam Darnold pick, goes in-depth about the thought process behind each pick, goes over the undrafted free agents that were signed, and projects the team’s 53 man roster based on the events that occurred over the weekend!


The New York Jets 2018 NFL Draft Recap

Joe Caporoso reviews the New York Jets 2018 draft class…

The New York Jets drafted six players over the weekend and also traded a seventh round pick for a veteran defensive lineman. Here is a full review of their selections and decision making in the 2018 NFL Draft. Linked here is our same article from the day after the 2017 NFL Draft.


Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

NFL Draft 2018 – AFC East Draft Grades & Analysis

The 2018 NFL Draft has come to an end. The Jets found their franchise quarterback; but how did the rest of the AFC East fare? Daniel Mosher breaks down the division.

With the 2018 NFL Draft in the books, Daniel Mosher breaks down how the weekend’s selections will impact the AFC East. 


New York Jets 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Breakdown

Michael Nania reviews the New York Jets 2018 UDFA class…

Robby Anderson. Wayne Chrebet. Brandon Moore. Damon Harrison. All four of these eventual key Jets contributors did not have their names called in and written on a card by an NFL front office on draft weekend; yet all four have gone on to make names for themselves as an undrafted free agent. Which 2018 Jets UDFAs have the best shot at joining that group?


Author: Michael Nania

You can follow me on Twitter @Michael_Nania. I'll be hosting the weekly Jets opponent preview podcast, Know Your Foe, starting with the 2018 regular season. I've been writing for Turn On The Jets since January 2018, and you can also check out more of my work on the Jets over at Gang Green Nation.