Darnold makes case for Jets' starting QB duties
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He received a rousing ovation from the home crowd as he ran onto the field, and he didn’t disappoint. Showing unusual poise for a rookie, he completed eight of his first nine attempts. Some of his best throws came on the move as he eluded pressure.
“I felt pretty good,” Darnold said. “I put the ball where it needed to be and tried to get it in the hands of our playmakers. There were a couple of plays, especially on the sack, I felt like I could’ve gotten the ball out there. But, you know, live and learn, I guess.”
Darnold replaced backup Teddy Bridgewater, who also made a bid for the starting job. In his first extensive action in two years, Bridgewater completed 7 of 8 passes for 85 yards,