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Corey Davis’ ‘understading’ is that Sam Darnold will be Jets starter

The Jets told free agent WR Corey Davis that Sam Darnold would be behind center Week 1

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold looks to pass against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets have a big decision to make for this upcoming season, as they decide between the devil they know in Sam Darnold and an early draft pick as their future at quarterback. Many reports suggest that the Jets are considering a Darnold trade and grabbing either Justin Fields or Zach Wilson with the second pick in the draft, but newly acquired wide receiver Corey Davis told reporters otherwise today.

Davis, freshly off his best season in Tennessee, says that it is his “understanding” that Darnold would be his quarterback in 2021. Does that mean Darnold is a lock to stay? Of course not.

Darnold hasn’t shown much improvement in his first three seasons and last season was his worst, as he threw for just 6.1 yards per attempt for nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 12 games. He also hasn’t played a full season, with 13, 13 and 12 games played in his three years in the league. In the end, if Darnold does stick around, it will likely be due to the team not liking the options in the draft.