arm talent is only half (at best) of the equation.
the mental aspect is what's most important.
pre snap reads, pocket awareness, making progressions, anticipation throws, not forcing things, knowing when to throw it away, take a sack, run etc.
Here are the threshold numbers Darnold needs to achieve for me to believe he's a good QB that the Jets simply sabotaged because they are an incompetent organization:
- 9 wins
-27 total TDs (including rushing)
-12 or fewer picks
-More than 3,750 passing yards
-TWO 1,000 yard receivers at minimum (yes, that can include CMC)
-QB rating north of 95
-QBR over 65
- Yards per game greater than 250 on average
*All of this would put him in the top half of starting QBs based on last year's stats. If a QB isn't in the top half of his peer group in comparison, then he's not that good.