Jets QB Darnold (shoulder) doubtful for Monday
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is doubtful for Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots due to a shoulder injury, coach Adam Gase said Saturday.
Veteran Joe Flacco is set to make his third start of the season and needs just 88 passing yards to move past Hall of Famer Joe Montana (40,551) for 20th place on the NFL’s all-time leaderboard.
Darnold originally suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder when he was slammed to the ground by Denver linebacker Alexander Johnson in the first quarter of Week 4 loss to the Broncos.
Flacco, 35, replaced Darnold briefly in that game and started the losses against Arizona and Miami in Weeks 5 and 6.
Darnold, 23, returned to the lineup in Week 7 and aggravated the shoulder injury in last week’s 35-9 loss at Kansas City.
Darnold has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions in six games. Flacco has connected on 51.9 percent of his pass attempts for 397 yards with one score and one pick in three games.
The Jets (0-8), the NFL’s only winless team, host the Patriots (2-5) on Monday night at 8:15 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
–Field Level Media