Sam Darnold was not seeing ghosts on Sunday, but the game was still a nightmare.
The Jets quarterback threw three interceptions, including a killer one in the fourth quarter, in a 29-15 loss to the Jaguars. The Jets are 1-6, their worst start since 2014.
The Jets did not play as poorly as they did a week ago in the Monday Night Massacre against the Patriots, but they still looked lost at times. If the panic button has not been pressed yet, it needs to be.
“Nobody’s pulling us out of this,” Jets first-year coach Adam Gase said. “We have to do it. We have to go back to practice. We have to go into our meetings. We have to make sure that we’re getting better every day. We have to do it. Nobody else is coming to save us.”
The Jets had a long list of problems Sunday. The offensive line was terrible, allowing eight sacks. The run game did not exist (Le’Veon Bell had 23 yards on nine rushes). The defense allowed plays of 66 and 70 yards.
But the biggest concern must be Darnold, the second-year quarterback the Jets are banking on to be their future. For the second straight week, he had terrible ball security and has now thrown seven interceptions ina span of six days.