Jets QB Sam Darnold To Miss Time

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bills with a significant sprain on his right foot, as Manish Mehta of the Daily News tweets. The team will monitor his injury, but he is presently considered week-to-week, according to’s Rich Cimini (Twitter link).

Darnold suffered the injury during an all-around trying game against the Dolphins. Frankly, Darnold could use the respite. The rookie showed some flashes of brilliance early on this season, but his performance has sagged along with the rest of the Jets’ offense in recent weeks.

The Jets hope that Darnold will be back after the team’s Week 11 bye to face the Patriots, but Mehta hears they’re not overly optimistic at this point. At 3-6, the Jets are unlikely to make the playoffs, so they have little reason to push Darnold back out on to the field if he is anything less than 100% healthy.

Without Darnold, who has thrown a league-high 14 interceptions through nine weeks, the Jets will use Josh McCown as their starter for the time being. Former Giants draft pick Davis Webb, who is on the team’s practice squad, would be a logical choice for the job.

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  1. Mack83

    Unlikely to make the playoffs? Please, the Jets aren’t making any playoffs.

          • Begamin

            Yeah but you dont see everyone talking about Trump in response to someone saying the Jets arent making the playoffs.

            Its off topic and its annoying to see people cry about Trump any chance they can get. No one wants to see a political discussion arise from a football discussion.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    No reason to bring back Darnold who has thrown 2 more pics in his first nine games than Mark Sanchez did.

  3. Begamin

    Im starting to think Todd Bowles isnt a good headcoach. At least in terms of playcalling, anyway

  4. diller79

    Where are all the people that said the giants were so stupid to take Barkley over Darnold. Barkley is going to win rookie of the year and Darnold just keeps regressing and leads the league in INTs and seems like he will be a bust

    • Begamin

      Because they needed a QB and a complete rebuild but instead they got a RB. Its not so much that Barkley is bad its more so that they are wasting Barkleys talents on a terrible team.

      Also, its a bit early to judge Darnold. Especially with the supporting offensive cast that constantly lets him down paired with terrible play calling. It takes time for rookie QBs to get acclimated. Just look at Goff

    • a dawg

      The jets were babying mark sanchez with a basic system and added help throughout the season darnold has an avg oline with wrs dropping like flys

    • frankthetank1985

      Why so hard on the guy. The offense stinks. The coach stinks. He is a rookie thrown to the wolves. Manning sucked his first year too. NOT COMPARING TO MANNING SO DONT KILL ME. just saying ease off him as the reason the team sucks. Give him a year at least.

      And to the earlier comment about giants getting Barkley, Barkley will be great for four years and then tail off. Sam has potential for being a franchise difference maker for a decade. That’s why the jets took him and why people think the giant should have. I happen to think the giants would be a lot better if they simply had an offensive line better than a high school team.

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