Back to the New York Jets Newsfeed

Revisiting Sam Darnold’s underrated performance in Cincinnati

Following a disastrous 1-7 start to the 2019 season, the Jets salvaged their season with a three-game winning streak from Weeks 10-12.

While the victories themselves were a nice confidence-booster, the main reason that the hot stretch felt like a legitimately positive turning point for the franchise’s future was the phenomenal play of Sam Darnold, who posted a passer rating of 117.1 across the three games.

In Week 13, the Jets’ momentum came crashing down in ugly fashion as they took a 16-point loss to an 0-11 Bengals team.

Just as the win streak was promising because of Darnold’s strong play, the main cause for concern following the Cincinnati loss was Darnold’s subpar production against an awful defense.