In the post-draft Honeymoon period, most fans, players and media alike are heaping praise on QB Sam Darnold. But Darnold's teammate T Kelvin Beachum wants to wait before he fully joins the fray.
Beachum started all 16 games for the Jets last season, blocking for Josh McCown and Bryce Petty. At some point this season, he may be blocking for Darnold.
"I've heard that he is a great person," Beachum said via Darryl Slater of NJ.com. "I'm excited to get him in that room."
Beachum wants to see how Darnold will react to getting hit by an NFL defensive lineman, rather than how he looks in minicamp drills.
"Man, I'm one of those guys: Until you get hit in the mouth, I don't know what you've got yet," Beachum said. "And he ain't been hit in the mouth by an NFL defensive lineman. So when that time comes, we'll see."