1 (of many) positive things about Darnold Dan Leberfeld

Florham Park – Sam Darnold has a lot of things going for him, and this is one of them.

Unlike a lot of young quarterbacks who need guys open to throw, Darnold will throw guys open.

He’s not afraid to throw 50-50 balls and let the receiver go up and get the rock.

In Wednesday’s practice, in a red-zone drill, Darnold threw a fade on the right side of the end zone to wide receiver Charles Johnson (who is having a very good camp).

Rashard Robinson had tight coverage on Johnson, but Darnold had enough confidence to throw it up to an area he felt #88 could grab it, even with the cornerback in his hip pocket.

Johnson caught the ball for a touchdown.

And considering how small most NFL passing windows are, you need to be able to make these throws to be a successful NFL QB.

Many young quarterbacks are afraid to make these kind of throws because they’re petrified of throwing interceptions.

Darnold isn’t.



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