NEW YORK – Intrigue and uncertainty have surrounded the New York Jets' quarterback situation all offseason.
Corey Davis might have provided a little clarity. Or just inadvertently added to the mystery.
The former Tennessee Titans wide receiver said Tuesday he signed with the Jets last week with the belief that Sam Darnold will be the team's quarterback this season — despite speculation New York might go elsewhere with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft next month.
“I’m coming in with my understanding that Sam is the guy,” Davis said during a video conference call. “That doesn’t scare me away at all. I’ve seen Sam do great things. I have every belief in him and whatever direction they decide to go, it's on me to make sure that I'm ready and control what I can control.
"So, come in and get ready to catch from whoever.”
Davis was asked in a follow-up question to clarify that when he signed his three-year deal worth $37.5 million with the Jets, it was with the thought he'll be catching passes in Week 1 from Darnold.
“Yes, that’s my understanding," Davis said. "Correct.”
Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in 2018, has struggled with inconsistency and injuries during his three seasons with the Jets. He has shown a few flashes of the playmaking ability that made him so coveted by teams coming out of USC, but he has not come close to living up to his lofty draft status.