Re­vis: Sam could be Su­per

New York Daily News - - SPORTS - BY MARK FIS­CHER

The sight of Joe Na­math hand­ing the Pa­tri­ots yet another Su­per Bowl must have stung Jets fans, but not to worry, be­cause on that same week­end, another Gang Green leg­end pre­dicted the team’s present-day fran­chise quar­ter­back will end the mis­er­able 50-year streak of fu­til­ity. And soon. “I think he (Sam Darnold) can bring a Su­per Bowl in the near fu­ture for the Jets,” Dar­relle Re­vis told TMZ last week in At­lanta. “It’s go­ing to take some time, but I feel like he’s ca­pa­ble of do­ing it.”

Re­vis, who signed a one-day con­tract to re­tire on One Jets Drive last sea­son, joins a packed band­wagon of Darnold or­a­cles.

Be­fore Darnold took the field for his de­but, for­mer NFL sig­nal-caller Car­son Palmer said there’s “no doubt what­so­ever” that the cool Cal­i­for­nia 21-year-old is “good enough to win a Su­per Bowl.”

As if that wasn’t enough to give Jets fans hope, Ea­gles re­ceiver Al­shon Jef­fery took it fur­ther af­ter see­ing Darnold in ac­tion. The for­mer USC stand­out was one of a few bright spots for the Jets in a try­ing cam­paign, throw­ing for 17 touch­downs, 15 INTs and 2,865 yards, and bet­tered his play as the sea­son went on.

“His im­pact will be huge,” Jef­fery told NJ Ad­vance Me­dia in Jan­uary. “I think Darnold will ex­cel. Know­ing the [head coach] Adam Gase that I know, and the po­ten­tial the Jets are look­ing for, I’m pretty sure Sam is go­ing to be a Su­per Bowl MVP. He can win a Su­per Bowl.”

If so, he’ll earn the Broad­way Sam moniker.

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