On the kind of 39-degree, wind-chilled day Sam Darnold had never encountered on the West Coast, the rookie quarterback of the Jets looked and played Darn Cold.

Darnold (17-for-42, 206 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs) has offered precocious evidence he will be a pressure-proof quarterback, but on a day when his teammates were crumbling and stumbling all around him, they needed him to be a weather-proof quarterback against the Purple People-Eating Vikings, and three interceptions later, the Jets were Gone with the Wind, humbled 37-17 losers.

When ex-Jet Sheldon Richardson was asked for his impressions of Darnold, he said: “I really don’t have any.”

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