Former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky is making some explosive comments when he appeared on the My Sports Update Football Podcast earlier this week.
Orlovsky would explain that Darnold is just as talented as any young QB in the league, and that includes 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens.
He then added that Jackson has benefited from being in a strong foundation that was already in place with the Ravens, whereas Darnold is part of a complete rebuild with the New York Jets.
“You mean to tell me that Lamar Jackson… if he got drafted by the Jets, he wins MVP?” Orlovsky said on the podcast. “You mean to tell me that if Sam Darnold goes to a team that has a top-five run game similar to the Ravens and a top-five defense similar to the Ravens, we don’t have a very different outlook on Sam Darnold?”
Jackson’s style of play with his running ability led to the Ravens changing their offensive scheme, but he also led the NFL in touchdown passes and touchdown percentage while breaking the record for rushing yards by a quarterback.
Despite what the perception is about him from outsiders, he is far from being one-dimensional.