New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold’s education at USC included a masterclass in dealing with hype and criticism. Long before the Jets drafted him No. overall in 2018, billing him as the franchise savior, Darnold learned to not spend much time thinking about what is being said or written about him.
The Jets were hoping to have their full set of starting wide receivers on the field for the first time on Sunday, but it looks like they will still be down one. Jamison Crowder was downgraded to doubtful on Saturday afternoon, meaning he almost certainly won’t play Sunday against the Bills. Crowder injured his groin in practice on Wednesday.
Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss Sunday’s road game against the New York Jets. The team said Saturday he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with three players in close contact with Knox -- Lee Smith, Tommy Sweeney (on the PUP list) and Nate Becker (on the practice squad). Each of Buffalo’s previous two games were moved from their initial dates because of the the outbreak in the Tennessee Titans organization.