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Sam Darnold’s leeway is shrinking in critical Jets debate

The evaluation of Sam Darnold through his first 25 games is a difficult one.

The 22-year-old has been on bad teams with bad offensive lines and no elite skill players around him. He has had to learn two different offenses in two seasons and has missed six games to injury or illness.

All of that has clouded what we’ve seen from Darnold and made it hard to know exactly what the Jets have in the quarterback they drafted No. 3 overall in 2018.

It is clear Darnold can be a good quarterback in the NFL. No one should question that.