Times have been tough for Sam Darnold and the New York Jets this season. The second year quarterback has missed time with mono and since returning to the lineup two weeks ago, has thrown seven interceptions in over the past two games. The Jets meanwhile boast a 1-6 overall record after Sunday’s 29-15 loss on the road to the Jacksonville Jaguars in which Darnold threw three interceptions during the loss, including two late in the fourth quarter.
To add insult to injury, the Jags decided to roast Darnold and the Jets at the end of the game with a lowlight reel of Darnold’s rough afternoon, set to the Ghostbusters theme song.
— Cold Taek Chris (@mistochristopho) October 27, 2019
This was, of course, in reference to Darnold’s “seeing ghosts” comment from the Jets loss on Monday Night Football to the Patriots that led to the team criticizing the league and ESPN for allowing that sideline exchange to make it on the air.
That wasn’t the only trolling done toward Darnold on Sunday. Before the game, a banner flew over the stadium which read, “Gardner Minshew ain’t afraid of no ghost,” referencing the Jaguars’ starting quarterback. Several fans in attendance were also dressed as ghosts four days before Halloween, and the Jaguars’ mascot, Jaxson de Ville, even donned a ghost costume.
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyTV) October 27, 2019
Darnold said after Sunday’s game he didn’t care that the Jaguars played up his seeing ghost comment. But the truth is until Darnold puts forth a better display on the field, he can expect the trolling to continue at road games around the NFL.