Former Jets center Ryan Kalil said that Adam Gase may have hindered Sam Darnold's development as a young quarterback. Kalil, who was a two-time All-Pro during his dozen years with the Carolina Panthers before heading to the Jets, said that the system Gase implemented did not allow Darnold much control in the offense.

"It was a system that didn’t allow a lot of individual freedom. It was very, 'You do it this way and that’s it,'" Kalil told Joseph Person of The Athletic. "A lot of the scheme was pre-determined (plays) based on what they thought they were seeing from the sideline.