Jets CEO Christopher Johnson is confident Sam Darnold is the answer his team's decade-long quarterback question.
Johnson was present at BTIG Charity Day, where he appeared for the Lupus Research Alliance, on Tuesday. He had some strong words about his No. 3 overall pick, saying the moment Darnold's name was called, it was the start to the Jets' revival.
"I honestly think (people) are going to look back 20 years from now and say this is the moment the Jets shifted into a new gear -- that they became a new team," he told reporters.
The expectation for Darnold to succeed with Gang Green is clearly immense. But Johnson can say things like this because he knows his new quarterback is up for the challenge.
"He is focused on football," Johnson said. "He's not a flashy guy. I think he's a good fit with New York. There's nothing about him that looks like he has that deer in the headlights feel. I think he'll be fine."
Darnold completed the Jets' rookie minicamp this past weekend, and though he fumbled five snaps over that span, many came away impressed by what he can do.