When it comes to Odell Beckham Jr., Josh Norman is usually talking trash. But when it comes to Sam Darnold, the Redskins cornerback is talking him up.
After the Jets and Redskins wrapped up three days of joint practices Tuesday in Richmond, Virginia, Norman provided a glowing review when he was asked about the Jets' rookie quarterback.
"So far, he's impressed me. And I didn't want him to. And that's the main thing: I wanted to break all rookies' back. But he has been doing a great job."
Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, has been receiving the bulk of the first-team snaps in recent days. He's competing against veterans Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the starting job.
The former USC star was 13-of-18 passing for 96 yards with a touchdown in the Jets' preseason opener against the Falcons on Friday night. The Jets and Redskins will play Thursday night at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.