Sam Darnold would possibly say he wasn’t out for revenge however the fourth-year quarterback acquired simply that within the Carolina Panthers residence opener win over his former crew, the New York Jets.
Darnold, 24, threw for 279 yards and related with former Jets teammate Robby Anderson for a monster 57-yard landing move to defeat the Jets 19-14 on Sunday afternoon.
In his debut with the Panthers, Darnold shook off some early–recreation jitters that resulted in a turnover early within the first quarter earlier than scoring a landing himself.
The Jets traded Darnold within the offseason to make manner for No. 2 general choose Zach Willson who, against this, struggled to seek out his footing till the ultimate minutes of the third quarter.
Darnold utilized a wholesome Christian McCaffrey who racked up 187 yards from scrimmage on 30 touches after lacking a lot of the 2020 season with a number of accidents. The Jets protection struggled to cease the star operating again as he seems to return to his former self.
In 2019 McCaffery totaled 1,387 speeding yards for 15 touchdowns.
New York’s protection was not practically as dangerous as its offense.
The previous BYU standout accomplished 20 of 37 passes for 258 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception and was sacked six occasions. He lastly discovered his footing late within the third quarter with an eight-play, 70-yard drive for the Jets ensuing of their first landing of the sport.
Wilson would run the ball for a 2-point conversion, reducing Carolina’s lead in half.
He would join with huge receiver Corey Davis twice for 2 touchdowns however the late push wasn’t sufficient for the Jets to drag out a last-minute victory.
Wilson seemed rattled after getting sacked laborious by 320-pound defensive sort out Derrick Brown with simply two minutes left within the recreation. The Jets may be in bother after offensive sort out Mekhi Becton was carted off the sphere with a knee damage after happening throughout New York’s first scoring drive.
Darnold begins his profession in Carolina 1-0 after compiling a 13-25 document in New York.