Can't discount the fact this will be Darnold's first time having continuation with the coaching staff. He could make a big leap not only from having better offensive talent, but also just being more comfortable in Gase's system.
"His brain is working so much faster when you go in Year 2 of these things because you know all the little tiny details of what the offense is about," Gase said.
"Sam is trying to do the right thing where he knows this offense cold and he knows all the little details that he needs to do day in and day out," Gase said. "He has to help all these guys that are new get caught up to speed as fast as possible. He is an extension of the coaching staff in that aspect because he has more experience in this offense than most of the guys that are here and he's going to have to do a good job of just making sure he's on point."