Sam Darnold Out For Week 6, Jets Starting Joe Flacco


On Wednesday, Jets HC Adam Gase announced that QB Sam Darnold is out for Week 6’s game against the Dolphins with a shoulder injury, which means Joe Flacco gets another start. Sam Darnold

Gase mentioned that Darnold is getting better, but they wanted to give him another week to rest his shoulder.

“I do think he’s a quick healer. There’s no doubt none of us would ever say he’s anything but tough. We just want to make sure that he’s good before we put him out there,” Gase said, per Ralph Vacchiano

Darnold admitted last week 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.

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.

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