NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will get at the least one other week to relaxation his strained proper foot. The New York Jets have determined to start backup Josh McCown towards the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, in accordance to sources.
It is going to be McCown’s third straight start for the Jets (Three-Eight), who hope to snap a five-game dropping streak.
Coach Todd Bowles refused on Friday to reveal his selection. A day earlier, he mentioned he’d choose the “healthiest” quarterback to start. That seems to be McCown, primarily based on the harm report.
Darnold, injured Nov. four towards the Miami Dolphins, was formally questionable after three straight days of restricted apply. He shared apply reps with McCown, who suffered minor again and proper thumb accidents in final week’s start towards the New England Patriots.
Not like Darnold, McCown was ready to absolutely take part in a single apply (Friday). As a result, he was cleared and had no standing designation on the harm report.
Darnold mentioned he was “hopeful,” including that his proper foot felt “actually good.” Nonetheless, he acknowledged after Wednesday’s apply that his foot was a bit of sore, but “nothing loopy.”
The primary-round choose from USC is hoping to finish his season on an upswing after midseason struggles. Prior to his harm, Darnold had seven interceptions in three video games, rising his league-leading complete to 14. Barring a setback, he must be prepared to face the Buffalo Payments subsequent week on the street.
McCown, 39, led the offense to solely 23 factors in his two begins. He threw for 276 yards final week, the Jets’ finest passing day in six video games.