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Sam Darnold: I Don't Want to Die

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 08: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets after a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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Sam Darnold's sophomore season has been sidetracked by a case of mononucleosis. This doesn't come as a big surprise to Jets fans, who have watched seasons ruined for far more ridiculous reasons, but it nonetheless remains a disappointment.

Despite the disappointment and the fact that the Jets are 0-3, nobody wants to rush the exciting young quarterback faster than they need to-- Darnold least of all. He said as much to media members on Thursday after returning to practice earlier this week. Well, he didn't say that exactly, but he got the point across.

Me too, Sam. Always nice to see some level-headedness around a game that can make people do and say crazy things. Here's to your health and non-death, Darnold.