Jets HC Todd Bowles clarified that Sam Darnold has a foot strain and hasn’t been ruled out for Week 10 as of now.
Mehta adds that the Jets aren’t optimistic that Darnold will be available for their Week 12 games against the Patriots either.
This, of course, means that the Jets will turn to Josh McCown as their starter this weekend.
Jets QB Sam Darnold did not practice on Wednesday and had his right foot in a walking boot.
Earlier in the week, Darnold said he was “fine” but admitted after Sunday’s game that he was “dinged up.”
“Yeah, I feel fine, some bumps and some bruises, but everything is good,” Darnold said, per Manish Mehta.
This doesn’t mean that Darnold is out for Week 10, but his status is certainly something to monitor in the coming days.
Darnold, 21, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Jets. Darnold agreed to a four-year, $30,370,490 contract with the Jets that includes a $20,167,628 signing bonus.
The contract will also include a fifth-year option for the Jets to pick up in 2021.
In 2018, Darnold has appeared in nine games for the Jets and completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,934 to go along with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He has also rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown.