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Chris Simms top 40 QBs ranking, No. 23: Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold may see ghosts, but Chris Simms sees Darnold as the No. 23 quarterback in the NFL.

Darnold has landed in that spot after two NFL seasons, the second of which was marred by a bout with mono and, more generally, a supporting cast that doesn’t really give him much support.

We discussed Darnold’s strengths and weaknesses during Tuesday’s PFT Live, and the reasons for putting him in that spot, ahead of Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

And here’s the best way to compare the two: How would they fare if they changed teams?

Darnold won’t have that luxury; he has to play the hand he’s been dealt. And with low expectations, Darnold and the Jets could give everyone something more than anticipated in 2020.

More from Chris Simms top 40 QBs list:

No. 40: Tua Tagovailoa

No. 39: Dwayne Haskins

No. 38: Mitchell Trubisky

No. 37: Justin Herbert

No. 36: Taysom Hill

No. 35: Jarrett Stidham

No. 34: Tyrod Taylor

No. 33: Jameis Winston

No. 32: Case Keenum

No. 31: Nick Foles

No. 30: Gardner Minshew II

No. 29: Teddy Bridgewater

No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

No. 27: Andy Dalton

No. 26: Joe Burrow

No. 25: Drew Lock

No. 24: Jared Goff