Playing a rookie QB
Coaches, scouts, the media; They’re all saying the defense of the Cleveland Browns is legit.
If that’s the case, Myles Garrett and company should force Darnold into making mistakes.
They key will be making the rookie stay in the pocket to throw, not letting make plays on the run, which is where he’s really thrived in the first two weeks.
Darnold was 25 of 41 for 334 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions during his Week 1 debut against the Lions, but came back to earth a little a little in Week 2, when he was 16 of 21 for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
The Jets lack a big-name receiver, but actually have a decent receiving corps rounded out by former Brown Terrelle Pryor.
Giving this group more time to get open as Darnold moves around the pocket will be detrimental to the Browns’ success, however, if the defense, and particularly the club’s edge players are as good as they say there, are, Darnold should be kept in check.