“We just have to make absolutely sure he stays healthful,” Bell stated Monday with a twinkle in his eye. “I told him, ‘No bars.'”
That remark could apply to any person, contemplating the COVID-19 pandemic, but it primarily rings genuine for Darnold, who missed a few online games last year with mononucleosis.
The Jets went -3 in the course of his sickness, having difficulties to score amid one of the worst offensive stretches in franchise historical past.
Darnold, 23, claimed not long ago he’s not having any probabilities and that he options to have a “tedious” daily life this season, keeping out of New York Town and paying his time at the crew facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, or his close by condominium.
The Jets, who got a COVID-19 scare Saturday night time when they acquired word of 10 good checks (bogus positives, they later on uncovered), are counting on Darnold to make sizeable advancement in his 3rd period.
Bell, in his next season with Darnold, said his quarterback “seems a ton various” than 2019. “He is a great deal far more comfortable.” Bell mentioned Darnold is familiar with Adam Gase’s offense so nicely that he in some cases corrects the coach if there’s a glitch in the enjoy connect with.
“He has taken terrific command of the huddle,” Bell mentioned. “I imagine that’s the most important difference from 12 months 2 to 3.
“Sam is not truly a rah-rah male. He’s not seriously loud and he’s not seriously a yell dude. He is serious monotone and sort of serene. Most people goes about their way in a different way. The way he does it, you want to adhere to him. You want to hear to him and function difficult for him.
“Sam seems to be wonderful this yr. It is really heading to be enjoyment.”
The Jets completed 32nd in overall yards previous period, with Darnold rating 25th out of 30 qualifying quarterbacks in Full QBR (43.6).