According to Ian Rapoport New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is out for Week 10 with an ankle injury. This means that veteran Josh McCown will be starting under center for the New York Jets when they host the Buffalo Bills.
#Jets QB Sam Darnold is dealing with a foot sprain that will knock him out this week, source said (as @MMehtaNYDN reported). Out, then the bye, and he’ll be assessed on a week-by-week basis.
This will be the first start Darnold will miss in his professional career and comes off the heels of his four interception game against Miami. Darnold appeared to be in a walking boot at Wednesday’s practice and while Darnold has said he is fine, it appears the Jets are protecting their first round investment.
With the Jets bye after the Buffalo game this weekend, it would give Darnold two weeks to heal up before the final stretch of games while at the same time giving him a chance to learn from the sideline.
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It’s no question that the quarterback position is a question mark for the New York Jets heading into the 2014 season. With the draft and free agency fast approaching the Jets have numerous possibilities to give Geno Smith competition next season. While there is speculation that the Jets may draft a quarterback in the later rounds of the draft, their best option would be to bring in a solid veteran presence. There have ben rumors that the Jets would like to bring in Michael Vick, however that would be a disaster because of his rapid decline and health issues.
The best case scenario is to bring in a veteran presence who wouldn’t threaten Geno’s starting position but would be a great substitute in case he struggles. Don’t tell me Mark Sanchez is this option, Jets’ fans want to see him nowhere near the tri-state area next season. The best option for Gang Green would be to sign free agent quarterback Josh McCown to be Geno Smith’s backup.
Worst Case scenario is that Geno struggles, but with McCown Jets could remain competitive
After a solid season in Chicago, and already drawing interest from the Jets, McCown is a perfect fit. After 8 starts where he threw for 13 touchdowns and only 1 interception, the 34 year old McCown would be a great bullpen arm for New York in case Geno Smith struggles. While he may not be a threat to take Geno’s job at first, McCown might want to come to the Jets because he thinks he can beat out Geno Smith for the starting job. Last season McCown proved he could be more than a game manager and the controversial decision to sit him and start Jay Cutler at the end of the season still haunts many Bears’ fans. True he doesn’t have the track record that screams he could be a starting quarterback, especially at this point in his career. However, if the Jets need a veteran presence for a few late drives, or to take the helm at the end of the season if the team is in playoff contention, it would be a great signing for the Jets. Hey it could be worse. Mark Sanchez could be starting again! Take our poll what do you think the Jets should do?