“Sam’s my guy,” Harrison said of Darnold. “Off the field, we’re good friends, we might hang out and go grab a bite or something and we’ll text each other. Sam’s just a great guy and I love the way he plays. I always put it as he still has a little backyard football in him. He understands everything going on, but if he needs to make something happen, he’s great at making something happen.”
However, it’s his center who he enjoys appreciating. Harrison is in the middle of the entire offensive set, having a great amount of responsibility for how this offensive line performs as a whole. Darnold notices how important it is to be on the same page as Harrison.
“You want to be close to everyone that you’re working with. But, there is kind of that center-quarterback – you really want to be on the same page every single play,” Darnold said. “For us to kind of have that bond on and off the field, it’s awesome and it makes things a lot easier out there on the field.”