Sam Darnold reacts to seeing ghosts comment aired on ESPN

Ryan Hannable
October 22, 2019 - 12:44 am
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It was a rough, rough night for Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.

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In the 33-0 loss at home to the Patriots on Monday Night Football, the second-year quarterback finished 11-for-32 with 86 yards passing and four interceptions for a quarterback rating of 3.6. It was the lowest QB rating the Patriots have allowed since Bill Belichick took over as coach.

For context, when the Patriots beat the Titans 59-0 in 2009, Kerry Collins threw for -7 yards and still had a QB rating of 4.9.

Making matters even worse, in the first quarter ESPN aired a clip of Darnold saying he was "seeing ghosts." Darnold was mic'd up for the broadcast.

The Jets QB was very emotional after the game at his locker, but after being consoled by head coach Adam Gase, he eventually met with the media and responded to the viral clip.

“I think for me, when I talk to the coaches I have to be straight up. And for me, I just have to see the field a lot better," Darnold said. "That is kind of what that means. It was a rough day out there. Rough night out there and obviously I have to be better and learn from the mistakes. We will get better.”

Below is the viral clip.

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