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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Articles tagged: Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold questionable to return after limping to locker room

Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold’s return to the New York Jets did not last long.

Darnold lasted just one first quarter drive before limping to the locker room with an apparent foot injury, potentially a recurrence of the one that has kept him out for a month.

The Jets listed Darnold as questionable to return. He was replaced by Josh McCown.

Darnold’s much-heralded return lasted less than a quarter. The Jets were very cautious with their rookie quarterback, but apparently it still wasn’t cautious enough. They have no real incentive to get him back out there if there’s any question about his physical ability to do so.

Sam Darnold expects to play Sunday

Sam Darnold

The New York Jets will likely have their starting quarterback in action again on Sunday.

Sam Darnold, who hasn’t played since Week 9, confirmed Wednesday that he intends to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills barring an unexpected setback.

Darnold has had a troublesome foot for the better part of the last month. That, combined with the fact that the Jets have had no reason to rush him, means he’s been cautious in his return and limited in practice. All signs point to him suiting up against Buffalo on Sunday to play out the remainder of the Jets’ season.

Sam Darnold reportedly likely to start in Week 14

Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold seems likely to start in Week 14 for the New York Jets according to a report, even though no announcement has been made.

ESPN’s Rich Cimini reports that it’s trending towards Darnold starting even though head coach Todd Bowles has not made that announcement.

Darnold has not played since a 4-interception game against the Dolphins a month ago. He has missed three straight games with a foot injury, all of which the Jets have lost.

Darnold did practice last week, but the Jets want to make sure he is fully healthy and ready before he plays again. The Jets’ next game is at Buffalo on Sunday.

Sam Darnold remains limited in Jets’ practice

Sam Darnold

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold doesn’t look like he’s close to being ready to return Sunday.

Darnold didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice, though he did don a jersey and helmet. His foot injury, apparently, remains a factor.

Darnold is still just doing light positional workouts, and things will have to change quickly if he intends to face the New England Patriots on Sunday. Progress has been steady, but very slow. The Jets have no incentive to rush their rookie quarterback into a return, as they’re 3-7 and clearly going nowhere. Odds are Josh McCown will end up getting the Week 12 start, with Week 13 looking like a more realistic return date for Darnold.

Sam Darnold’s status for Week 12 still unknown

Sam Darnold

It’s too soon to tell if New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will be ready to return after the team’s Week 11 bye.

Darnold is out of his walking boot, according to coach Todd Bowles, but it’s too early to say if he’ll be able to face the New England Patriots in Week 12.

Darnold spent the last week in a walking boot, so that represents at least some progress. Though there’s frankly little he could have done with how bad the Jets played on Sunday, they’ll want him back under center as soon as possible. That said, he’s a rookie and the Jets are going nowhere, so they lack any real incentive to push it.

Sam Darnold dealing with foot injury that has him in walking boot

Sam Darnold

The New York Jets have stuck with rookie Sam Darnold through a disappointing stretch of play over the past three games, but they may not have the option of doing that when they take on the Buffalo Bills this weekend.

On Monday, the Jets announced that Darnold missed practice with a foot injury that has him wearing a walking boot. As Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News notes, Darnold admitted he had “some bumps and some bruises” after the team’s Week 9 loss to the Miami Dolphins but indicated it was nothing serious.

It’s possible the Jets are just playing it safe with Darnold, but a walking boot is never a good sign. The situation also might look different if they were giving a veteran some practice time off, but Darnold needs all the reps he can get.

The Jets are already dealing with some other key injuries on offense, and they have struggled mightily to score points over the past three games. If Darnold is unable to start on Sunday, veteran Josh McCown would step in and take over.

15 biggest disappointments of NFL Week 9

Sam Darnold

Week 9 saw a matchup between two NFC titans, and an evening matchup between two of the game’s top quarterbacks. It was another shaky week for some kickers, while some teams that have had a lot of success were suddenly stopped in their tracks. One team may have turned in the worst performance all season to date, too.

Here’s a look at the 15 biggest disappointments from NFL Week 9.

Sam Darnold, QB, Jets

There was always an acceptance that Darnold was going to have some hiccups in his rookie season, but we’ve moved beyond hiccups to something more worrisome. Darnold was very bad against a Miami Dolphins team that could have been beaten with a better performance. He threw four interceptions, including a pick-six, and failed to find the end zone once. This is the third consecutive outright bad game for Darnold, and unlike the others, this wasn’t really against a top-notch defensive opponent. No quarterback change is coming, but it’s concerning that the question even had to be asked.