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  • Yonatan Hourizadeh

The Battle of New York: A Sports Special

As we all know, this year has been wild and we have endured so much change in our lives, but if there is one thing that stayed the same, it’s the miserable play of the New York Giants and Jets. Both have had a poor start to the season and have the best odds to get the 1st pick in the NFL draft. The question many are asking is if either team is in the position to draft Trevor Lawerence, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. 's top quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck, will they pull the trigger and draft him? Both teams have young quarterbacks who have shown glimpses of their authentic craft but have struggled. Giants QB Daniel Jones, who in the 2019 NFL draft was taken with the 6th pick showed promise last year as he led all rookies in touchdowns thrown with 24 in 12 starts (13 games); the downside to Jones’ play is that he threw 12 interceptions and lost 11 touchdowns in the same time frame. The Jets took Darnold with the 3rd pick of the 2018 NFL draft and he has struggled tremendously since then. He has given us a few highlight reels this season but overall has played poorly. A big reason for his struggles is the lack of surrounding talent. His only viable receiver in 2018 was Robby Anderson, who the Jets decided not to resign this offseason, and in 2019 he received the addition of Jamison Crowder. These players should not be the only options that you give to a young quarterback. Darnold is also being coached by the worst head coach in NFL history in Adam Gase, who refused to help utilize running back Le'veon Bell and recently contributed to his release. If either team ends up with the first pick on the draft it would not be a surprise if they drafted a quarterback. Jones still has 11 more games to show us what he’s got, and Darnold even less as he is currently nursing an injury.

New York is on the clock…

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