Popular opinion seems to be the Jets are so bad they lose even when they win and there's an argument that's the case on the heels of their second win in two weeks, thus losing the first-overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Rumors had continued to swirl that should the Jets have secured the selection that generational talent Trevor Lawrence may have opted to return to Clemson for his senior season while others speculated he wouldn't pass up the opportunity to turn pro but could, instead, try and force the team to trade him rather than suit up in New York. As is stands, the question is now whether the team will seek to replace 23-year-old Sam Darnold or consider a selection of Justin Fields or Zach Wilson, from Ohio State and BYU respectively. With multiple teams needing quarterback talent, Darnold is certain to be the top-choice at the position if available.
As for Darnold, it's been a difficult year due to poor offensive production, inconsistent receiver play and injury but things have turned up over his past two games, now throwing for 382 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions during that span. Darnold and the team can finish on a high note with a win over the Patriots in week 17. Regardless of how the team finishes 2020, all eyes will remain on the quarterback position for 2021. Sam Darnold is found as DLF's QB23 and his NFL future remains uncertain pending the team's selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.