Just 24 games into his tenure in New York, Sam Darnold has thrown himself into the Jets' Top 10 career passing yards list.
Despite the Jets falling to the Ravens last Thursday night, Darnold threw for 218 yards to reach 5,507 passing yards in less than two full seasons in the NFL. Darnold moved past Al Dorow (5,399) and into 10th on the Jets' all-time list.
Darnold started 13 games for the Jets in his rookie season and put up 2,865 yards. The second-year quarterback currently sits at 2,642 yards this season, setting himself up to potentially pass his rookie mark if he plays the final two games of the year.
If Darnold plays the last two games, he will have missed three games in each of his first two seasons in the league. He missed three games at the beginning of this season due to mono, and also missed three due to a foot injury midway through his rookie campaign.
In less than two full seasons of play, Darnold joins a list that includes Joe Namath (No. 1), Chad Pennington (No. 4), Mark Sanchez (No. 6) and current Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (No. 8).
Next up on the list is Geno Smith (5,692), whom Darnold can potentially pass in the coming weeks if he plays well enough.