No, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold didn’t spot actual apparitions Monday night at MetLife Stadium.
With the Jets trailing the Patriots, 24-0, the ESPN broadcast caught a mic’d up Darnold on the bench saying, “I’m seeing ghosts.”
After his team’s 33-0 loss, Darnold clarified he was referring to his field vision.
“I think, for me, when I talk to the coaches, I just got to be straight up,” Darnold said. “For me, I just got to see the field a lot better. That’s kind of what that means. It was a rough day out there, tough night out there. Obviously, I got to be better.”
It indeed was a tough night for Darnold. The 21-year-old quarterback threw four interceptions, was sacked once, and lost a fumble. He logged a career-low 73 passing yards.
“Obviously, that first pick, it wasn’t a good feeling,” Darnold said. “Right there, that’s the one I’d like to have back. Because if I don’t throw that, I feel like it is a different game. It’s easy to say that after the loss like that, but I just gotta play a lot better, and us as an offense and collectively as a team, we need to get better, and we will.”