It was clear that even though the Jets elected to bring back Josh McCown for another year, that he wasn’t going to be the long-term solution.
After all, McCown is 39 years old, and most quarterbacks don’t remain in the league for that long.
Enter Sam Darnold, who the Jets drafted on Thursday night.
Darnold is 21 years of age — nearly half of McCown’s years. Not only that, he’s barely even older than McCown’s oldest daughter.
So there we have it — the Jets retained McCown to be Darnold’s father figure on the football field.