Last week, the New York Jets were flying high because of Sam Darnold's amazing performance against the Cowboys. On Monday, though, the franchise was dealt one of the most embarrassing losses in team history.
Darnold had the worst performance of his career, completing 11-of-32 pass attempts for 86 yards and four interceptions. He also fumbled the ball early in the game.
Since ESPN had Darnold mic'd up for the game between the Jets and Patriots, there were several moments in the game where fans could hear what the USC product had to say.
After throwing his second interception of the game, Darnold admitted that he was “seeing ghosts.”
Following New England's blowout win, Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy was asked about Darnold's comments. Even he was surprised that Darnold made those remarks.
“He did? That's the boogeyman, it's real," Van Noy said. "He really said that?” That's crazy for him to say that. I mean I can't believe he said that."
Here is the video from Van Noy's postgame media session:
Losing to the Patriots by 33 points is bad enough for the Jets, but the fact that Darnold's comments were made public does make it that much worse.
New York will have to rebound this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.