Darnold put in a full practice on Wednesday after dealing with a foot sprain that cost him three games.
While Darnold likely could have returned last week, Rapoport explains that the Jets have been “extremely cautious” with him and didn’t want him to return without a full week of preparation.
Darnold, 21, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Jets. He 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.