The future is now for the New York Jets, who got their first look at quarterback Sam Darnold in green and white (ok, red jersey with green and white shorts) on Friday during the first day of rookie minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center in Florham Park, N.J.
If he can get that corrected, watch out. New York would have a franchise passer for the next 15 years. If he keeps turning the ball over, it’s not going to be pretty in the AFC East. Darnold needs to get back to his 2016 form this Jets draft is all about whether he’s the answer.
What’s next for the Seahawks?
Avril isn’t the only veteran on the Seattle defense who won’t be back in 2018. Kam Chancellor is another possibility after suffering a stinger that could end his career. Richard Sherman was released and signed by the 49ers, and Michael Bennett was traded to the Eagles.
Even Earl Thomas has been the subject of trade rumors throughout the 2018 offseason.
But it appears the allure of the broadcast booth is too much: MNF is open with Jon Gruden returning to the Raiders as their coach, leaving one of the premiere spots in broadcasting for the NFL open.
Witten likely saw this as his only opportunity to leap from the field into the top tier of the broadcast booth. We have our CBS slot filled with Witten’s old teammate Tony Romo, Cris Collinsworth is cemented at NBC and Troy Aikman’s got FOX on lockdown. If Witten wanted to get in the door on a major network, this was his opportunity.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.
Game changer: Kirk Herbstreit. Markman calls the popular “Herbie” the “face” of college football on TV. ESPN is hoping his presence on the main set will attract “College GameDay” fans. Herbstreit’s knowledge of players coming out of the college game is second to none, added Markman: “He knows these guys better than anyone. Knows the systems they came from. Knows all the coaches they played for. I think he’s going to add something that we’ve never had before.”