Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold has been seeing a heavy workload with the first-team offense this week at joint practices with the Redskins. And that also means he's going against Washington's best on defense.
So, how has he fared? Just ask Pro Bowl CB Josh Norman what he thinks.
"This little kid is not making mistakes," Norman told uStadium. "You get rookies in here and you try and like mess with 'em and bait 'em a little bit and think he's going to throw a route that you can make a play on and he's not having it. It's so crazy to see that at an early age. Dak [Prescott] had that, Carson [Wentz] has that."
"So far he's impressed me and I didn't want him to."
Darnold impressed in his first preseason game against the Falcons, where he went 13-for-18 for 96 yards and a touchdown. And he has clearly been showing the Redskins exactly what he can do under center as well.
The real test will come on Thursday for Week 2 of the preseason when these two teams matchup for real. Darnold's workload would infer that he will start this one, but head coach Todd Bowles said not to read into it too much.
"It's no indication," Bowles said after the joint practice Sunday. "Just getting him caught up on some things."
Bowles may be quieting the media for now, but what is truly on his mind will show on Thursday night in Washington D.C. If he starts, Darnold will look to continue impressing Norman and rest of those watching.