According to Mehta, Darnold wants to play and possibly could, but there’s sentiment within the Jets that it would be reckless to have him play through his shoulder sprain.
Darnold admitted that it’s a day-to-day situation with regards to his shoulder.
“I don’t know,” Darnold said. “I think that’s just going to be a day-to-day decision right now. It’s not something I’ve decided and I think it’s definitely going to depend on how I feel that day.”
Should the Jets opt to hold Darnold out, Joe Flacco would be in line to start his first game for New York.
Darnold, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2018. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $30,370,490 contract with the Jets that included a $20,167,628 signing bonus.
The contract will also include a fifth-year option for the Jets to pick up in 2021.
In 2020, Darnold has appeared in four games for the Jets and completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 792 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Darnold as the news is available.