The football gods gave the Jets the most precious gift of all Thursday night with this message: Sometimes NOT sucking has its privileges.Less than a year after the Suck for Sam movement was born, this star-crossed franchise lucked into USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the third pick of the NFL draft. It was a Festivus Miracle for Gang Green, a stroke of great fortune typically reserved for others, a watershed moment for legions of tormented fans conditioned to feel unexplainable pain.When the smokescreens cleared, the lies disappeared and the white noise that cluttered everyone’s brains was reduced to a whisper, there was the best quarterback in this draft class staring Mike Maccagnan in the face.Talk about the luck of the Irish. Only Maccagnan isn’t Irish. So, go figure.The Jets were operating under the belief for some time that the Browns would select Darnold with the No. 1 overall pick before GM John Dorsey pulled the ol’ switch-a-roo by grabbing Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the top selection. The Giants drafted Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2 to set the stage for the Jets to make the smartest and safest move.Gang Green’s internal debate between Josh Rosen and… Read full this story
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