The New York Jets won their second game of the season, defeating a playoff team in the Cleveland Browns by a score of 23-16. In the process, the Jacksonville Jaguars lost once again, to the Chicago Bears. The Jags losing, combined with the Jets winning, has given the Jags the coveted first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and the right to pick a possible franchise altering quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.
This should not make Jets fans want Sam Darnold back next year… at all. Not as the starter or as a backup. The Jets, even with the second pick in the draft next year, need to get a new quarterback.I am fine with the Jets taking Justin Fields or even Zach Wilson. They need a new quarterback to develop with a new head coach. Think about it. The draw to the Jets job a few weeks ago would have been the fact that at that time the Jets would have had the first round pick and would have gotten Trevor Lawrence in the draft. Now that that is not going to happen, to get in am Eric Bieniemy, Bill Cowher or Jim Harbaugh, you need to at least assure them you are not having them work with Sam Darnold next season as their starter. You need to draft a new quarterback at the second draft position and get some top notch free agent wide receivers and tight ends in free agency. Enough of spending on defense and the offensive line. Focus on receivers and on getting a new kicker on special teams.
The good news for Jets fans is that this nightmare of a season and the tenure of the worst coach in Jets history, Adam Gase, comes to a close next week in New England. Joe Douglas needs to get a decent head coach who can restore credibility to a sad franchise. That also starts with taking Fields or Wilson in the draft next year and getting Darnold off this team.