Sam Darnold threw three interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, in a 36-7 loss to the Colts, another embarrassing loss that dropped the Jets to 0-3 and gave further proof that they are the worst team in the NFL. This year, the worst team in the NFL will get the reward of the No. 1 pick and the ability to draft Lawrence, Clemson’s star quarterback.
There is not much left for Jets fans to dream about. This team is going nowhere. Adam Gase looks like a dead coach walking. His offense again stunk. The Jets have lost by a combined 57 points in these three games. If the Jets are terrible again on Thursday night against the Broncos, you have to wonder if the Jets make a change. Jets fans would take anyone other than Gase at this point.
As bad as Gase has been, Darnold also deserves plenty of blame for this one. Darnold made a few nice plays, including a touchdown pass after a scramble, but the mistakes outweighed the good moments, as they have for most of his career. Darnold had backups playing at wide receiver, but his decision-making still makes you wonder if he’ll ever be the quarterback the Jets hoped when they took him No. 3 overall in 2018.
On Sunday, Darnold became the first Jets quarterback to throw two pick-sixes since Geno Smith in 2013. Darnold finished the game 17 of 29 for 168 yards with one touchdown and the three interceptions for a QB rating of 47.0.
The Colts defense outscored the Jets offense, 16-7, with the two pick-sixes and a late safety.