Sam Darnold highlights: Jets rookie minicamp

Namath would be plenty happy to see Darnold start in Week 1 — if he earns it.

And win a championship, yes, Namath said of his hopes for Darnold. All of that, yeah. But I know Sam at this point is not prepared as much as Josh or even Teddy. They’re going to decide in preseason camp who gives the team the best chance to win — not to just develop a guy.

What was Namath’s reaction to the Jets drafting Darnold?

Not surprised, glad, happy, hoping that he can pan out, he said. I don’t know that anybody can completely handle New York. I think Sam will be all right with the tutoring that he’s getting.

Rodgers will get more, another executive predicted to Yahoo Sports. It’s all about the guaranteed [money]. Carson Wentz is recovering from a season-ending knee injury that he suffered in December. (AP) More Former agent and salary-cap analyst J.I. Halsell sees Rodgers’ potential deal as a measuring stick for Philadelphia Eagles star Carson Wentz, whose MVP-caliber sophomore campaign ended prematurely last fall due to a season-ending ACL injury. Provided Wentz recaptures his 2017 form, Corry says the Eagles could give Wentz big money after this season, as opposed to executing his fifth-year option for 2020 and franchising him in 2021 and 2022.

Beachum, who turns 29 next month and is entering Year 2 with the Jets, hasn’t even met Darnold. And while Beachum has heard positive feedback from others in the organization, he is maintaining some healthy skepticism about Darnold — for good reason.

I’ve heard that he is a great person, Beachum said Tuesday. I’m excited to get him in that room.

What if the player’s team lost guys at supporting positions? How do we grade the pick of a running back whose offensive line gets hurt or decimated by cap-saving moves in his second season? If a player busts, how do we know it’s because he was a bad pick? What if he had bad coaching? What if someone else at his position overachieved and stole his practice reps? What if the coaching staff changed and the new staff’s scheme didn’t fit the player? What if the player all the sudden stopped working hard once he got rich—how much responsibility does the GM hold for that? Some, sure (the GM should have done his homework, right?). But certainly not all the responsibility.

He remains the franchise’s all-time leader in tackles by a safety with 912. Griffin also had 25 interceptions, seven sacks, 11 forced fumbles and six fumble recovers with his best season in 2008 with seven interceptions. Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk thanked Griffin for his nine seasons with the Titans and wished him the best in retirement.sharks-010

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