Two weeks ago Sam Darnold was off to a pretty good start to his career and was trending towards the top of many quarterback metrics among all time NFL rookie quarterback leaders. Two weeks later Darnold has hit a rough patch and is no longer anywhere near the top in most categories. A few things to keep in mind. All rankings are limited to quarterbacks with at least 250 passing attempts in their rookie seasons. There have been 72 rookie quarterbacks with 250 or more passing attempts in the post merger era. Rate stats (like completion %) reflect actual current numbers for Darnold. Counting stats (like touchdowns or yards) reflect prorated numbers for Darnold assuming (and this is a huge assumption early in the season) he continues to perform at the same level all season. Let’s get to it. Below are a bunch of quarterback metrics Trevor Siemian Jerseys 2019
, listing the all time rookie leaders for each and showing where Sam Darnold fits assuming he plays at the same level all season.YardsAndrew Luck4374Cam Newton4051Jameis Winston4042Carson Wentz3782Peyton Manning3739...9. Sam Darnold3472TouchdownsPeyton Manning26Russell Wilson26 (Tie 1)Andrew Luck23Dak Prescott23 (Tie 4)Jim Kelly22...20. Sam Darnold16 (Tie)InterceptionsPeyton Manning28Jim Zorn27Terry Bradshaw24Jeff Komlo23Steve DeBerg22...9. Sam Darnold20 (Tie) Passer RatingDak Prescott104.9Robert Griffin III102.4Russell Wilson100Ben Roethlisberger98.1Dan Marino96...34. Sam Darnold72.6 (Tie)Yards/AttemptBen Roethlisberger8.88Robert Griffin III8.14Dak Prescott7.99Russell Wilson7.93Matt Ryan7.93...23. Sam Darnold6.83Completion PercentageDak Prescott67.8Ben Roethlisberger66.4Robert Griffin III65.7Teddy Bridgewater64.4Russell Wilson 64.1...27. Sam Darnold57.5Touchdown PercentageDan Marino6.8Russell Wilson6.6Jim Plunkett5.8Ben Roethlisberger5.8 (Tie 3)Steve Bartkowski5.1Robert Griffin III 5.1 (Tie 5)Marcus Mariota5.1 (Tie 5)Jake Plummer5.1 (Tie 5)...41. Sam Darnold3.1Interception PercentageDak Prescott0.9Robert Griffin III1.3Nick Foles1.9Charlie Batch2.0Derek Carr2.0 (Tie 4)...46. Sam Darnold3.9It’s very early in Sam Darnold’s rookie year, so we should take these metrics with a large grain of salt at this point Color Rush Trevon Wesco Jersey
, but the numbers aren’t looking so good to date. Darnold currently ranks near the bottom of the league in just about every major statistical category. While rookies generally struggle a bit, the ones who end up being good players generally show at least one area of statistically above average play early on. Still plenty of time to turn things around Youth Trevon Wesco Jersey
, but thus far Sam Darnold hasn’t shown any area of statistically above average play. We’ll track these numbers throughout the year and see how this unfolds. The Jets are searching for a new general manager. The first round of interviews is presumably at its end. We will soon find out whether a quick hiring will be made. Philadelphia’s Joe Douglas seems..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteGang Green Nationa New York Jets communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsJetsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Jets StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Jets NewsYahoo Jets Team PageYahoo Jets ReportYahoo Jets Depth ChartYahoo Jets TransactionsYahoo Jets PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Jets podcast: General manager basics with Dan HatmanNew,20commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareJets podcast: General manager basics with Dan HatmanBrad Penner-USA TODAY SportsThe Jets are searching for a new general manager. The first round of interviews is presumably at its end. We will soon find out whether a quick hiring will be made. Philadelphia’s Joe Douglas seems to be the overwhelming favorite. Will he get the job? Will he accept? Will the Jets make a surprise offer to somebody else? Will they conduct a second round of interviews? Will they add more candidates to the search? We await the answers to those questions.In the meantime today’s podcast discusses the frequently misunderstood natures of searching for a general manager and the responsibilities of the job.Dan Hatman is one of the most qualified people to discuss these concepts. He has worked in NFL front offices. He now writes for Inside the Pylon where he studies general manager searches each year. Dan even wrote his masters thesis on the job of an NFL general manager.Dan joins me today for an extremely insightful look at the way things really work in the NFL.