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Sam Darnold suffers some growing pains as Jets drop home opener to Dolphins

Sam Darnold suffers some growing pains as Jets drop home opener to Dolphins

The fan base clamored all week for Savior Sam to put on a show on their home turf.

Safe to say Darnold’s MetLife Stadium regular season debut did not go as planned.

The Jets highly-regarded top pick suffered the growing pains rookies usually do, as Gang Green fell to Miami 20-12 on Sunday afternoon.

Darnold threw two picks alongside a touchdown while going 25-for-41 for 334 yards in the loss. He became only the second Jets rookie signal caller to throw for 300-plus yards (Geno Smith in Week 3, 2013, was the first).

With the Jets (1-1) holding on to hopes for a late comeback, Frank Gore — who passed Curtis Martin for fourth on the...

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