Jets fan spots Sam Darnold at U.S. Open, shouts during pro's backswing

Josh Allen and Sam Darnold, not at the U.S. Open. (Getty)

Sure, it’s the offseason, but if you’re a Jets fan, that’s the most glorious time of the year. Your boys are undefeated!

Newly drafted Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and his New York compatriot, new Bills quarterback Josh Allen, roamed the grounds at Shinnecock Hills Saturday, taking in the U.S. Open, and attracted the notice of a few fans. One in particular got so excited he disrupted the shot of player Peter Uihlein.

“One dude was trying to play an iron . . . and someone yelled out, “J-E-T-S! Jets, Jets, Jets!” right on his back swing,” Darnold told Golf Digest. “It was a funny fan moment. [Uihlein] turned around and then just kept walking. He was laser focused and still hit a good shot.”

Allen noted that he might be a bit responsible for some of the fan pandemonium. “I was right there and pumping up the crowd just trying to get Sam recognized a little more,” Allen said. “So I had something maybe to do with that, but I can’t confirm or deny any of those allegations.”

Sure, they’re laughing now. And Bills and Jets fans can only pray they’ll still be laughing come, say, October.

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