Darnold has impressed in that limited time, though.
Heading into his sophomore season with the New York Jets, Darnold has impressed under the August lights, compiling a two-game line of 9 of 12 for 114 yards with a pair of scoring drives.
"I thought that first drive was really good," Darnold said during a mid-game interview on the CBS broadcast. "We had a really good rhythm going, good tempo."
Darnold came on down the stretch of his 2018 rookie season under first-year coach Adam Gase and seems to have continued his individual momentum while getting comfortable in the new system.
Sure, it's just the preseason, but the former first-rounder has been impressive thus far and has his teammates confident in the direction they're headed.