Jets QB Sam Darnold to join teammates at ‘three-day passing camp’
The New York Jets are hoping to take a significant step forward in the 2020 season.
That will begin with quarterback Sam Darnold taking another critical step forward in his development in his third season. Darnold is taking things into his own hands with the offseason as he is conducting an in-person workout with several of his teammates, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
The New York Jets will cap their virtual offseason with in-person workouts this weekend in the Miami area, where quarterback Sam Darnold will gather with about two dozen teammates for an informal three-day passing camp.
Almost every key offensive skill position player is expected to attend, including running backs Le’Veon Bell and Frank Gore, wide receivers Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder, and Denzel Mims and tight end Chris Herndon.
The Jets didn’t exactly have the most eventful offseason, but their future is on Darnold’s shoulders. He is coming off a rough second season that was significantly impacted by a bout of mono.
Darnold doesn’t have the best set of offensive talent to work with, but the offseason workouts could be vital in building chemistry with his teammates. After he struggled to breakthrough in his first year in New York, Le’Veon Bell will be motivated to put forth a bounce-back 2020 campaign.
New York could have an opportunity to contend for the AFC East title with Tom Brady no longer a member of the New England Patriots. There is plenty of the table this upcoming season that could see Darnold finally make his mark in the league.