Nov 9, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) during the first half against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold (shoulder) out again for Jets in Week 11

New York Jets backup quarterback Joe Flacco will get the start again this week in place of the injured Sam Darnold, coach Adam Gase said Monday.

The winless Jets visit the Los Angeles Chargers (2-7) on Sunday and play not far from where Darnold was a star at Southern California.

Darnold continues to deal with a shoulder injury, even after the Jets’ bye in Week 10.

“I’m very confident that I’ll play again this year,” Darnold said. “For me it’s just about making sure that when I do come back, I’m 100 percent so that when I do land on it or get hit it’s not getting reinjured.”

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 Jets’ 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 a week later in a 35-9 loss at Kansas City.

Flacco now will get his fourth start in the game against the Chargers. Last week, he passed Joe Montana for 20th place in league history for career passing yards. Flacco threw for 262 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 9, but a late interception helped the Patriots score 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory.

Flacco is completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four TDs against two interceptions on the season.

The Jets rank last in the league in yards per game (266), passing yards (167.1) and scoring (13.4 points).

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold  (14) hands off to running back Lamical Perine (22) during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold, Williams inactive for Jets vs. Patriots

Quarterback Sam Darnold and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were among the New York Jets players listed as inactive before Monday night’s home game against the New England Patriots. Both were listed as doubtful on the most recent injury report.

Darnold left the Oct. 1 game when he was sacked in the first quarter by Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson. Darnold soon returned to the game and played the rest of the way of the Jets’ 37-28 loss. The injury was later diagnosed as a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and he missed the next two games.

He came back to play the past two weeks, but discomfort in the shoulder this week cost him practice time and he was listed as doubtful approaching the Monday game.

In his place, veteran Joe Flacco will make his third start of the season. The 13-year veteran 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 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.

Williams, the Jets’ first-round pick (third overall) in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, has 5 1/2 sacks in 21 games over two seasons, including three sacks in eight games this season

He suffered a hamstring injury in New York’s 35-9 loss at Kansas City on Nov. 1.

The Jets (0-8) are the NFL’s only winless team as take on the Patriots (2-5) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold  (14) hands off to running back Lamical Perine (22) during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold, Williams inactive for Jets vs. Patriots

Quarterback Sam Darnold and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were among the New York Jets players listed as inactive before Monday night’s home game against the New England Patriots. Both were listed as doubtful on the most recent injury report.

Darnold left the Oct. 1 game when he was sacked in the first quarter by Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson. Darnold soon returned to the game and played the rest of the way of the Jets’ 37-28 loss. The injury was later diagnosed as a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and he missed the next two games.

He came back to play the past two weeks, but discomfort in the shoulder this week cost him practice time and he was listed as doubtful approaching the Monday game.

In his place, veteran Joe Flacco will make his third start of the season. The 13-year veteran 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 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.

Williams, the Jets’ first-round pick (third overall) in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, has 5 1/2 sacks in 21 games over two seasons, including three sacks in eight games this season

He suffered a hamstring injury in New York’s 35-9 loss at Kansas City on Nov. 1.

The Jets (0-8) are the NFL’s only winless team as take on the Patriots (2-5) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold  (14) hands off to running back Lamical Perine (22) during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold, Williams inactive for Jets vs. Patriots

Quarterback Sam Darnold and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were among the New York Jets players listed as inactive before Monday night’s home game against the New England Patriots. Both were listed as doubtful on the most recent injury report.

Darnold left the Oct. 1 game when he was sacked in the first quarter by Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson. Darnold soon returned to the game and played the rest of the way of the Jets’ 37-28 loss. The injury was later diagnosed as a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and he missed the next two games.

He came back to play the past two weeks, but discomfort in the shoulder this week cost him practice time and he was listed as doubtful approaching the Monday game.

In his place, veteran Joe Flacco will make his third start of the season. The 13-year veteran 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 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.

Williams, the Jets’ first-round pick (third overall) in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, has 5 1/2 sacks in 21 games over two seasons, including three sacks in eight games this season

He suffered a hamstring injury in New York’s 35-9 loss at Kansas City on Nov. 1.

The Jets (0-8) are the NFL’s only winless team as take on the Patriots (2-5) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold  (14) hands off to running back Lamical Perine (22) during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold, Williams inactive for Jets vs. Patriots

Quarterback Sam Darnold and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were among the New York Jets players listed as inactive before Monday night’s home game against the New England Patriots. Both were listed as doubtful on the most recent injury report.

Darnold left the Oct. 1 game when he was sacked in the first quarter by Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson. Darnold soon returned to the game and played the rest of the way of the Jets’ 37-28 loss. The injury was later diagnosed as a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and he missed the next two games.

He came back to play the past two weeks, but discomfort in the shoulder this week cost him practice time and he was listed as doubtful approaching the Monday game.

In his place, veteran Joe Flacco will make his third start of the season. The 13-year veteran 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 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.

Williams, the Jets’ first-round pick (third overall) in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, has 5 1/2 sacks in 21 games over two seasons, including three sacks in eight games this season

He suffered a hamstring injury in New York’s 35-9 loss at Kansas City on Nov. 1.

The Jets (0-8) are the NFL’s only winless team as take on the Patriots (2-5) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) warms up before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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

Oct 11, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) scrambles as Arizona Cardinals defensive end Zach Allen (94) pursues during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Flacco to start again for Jets

Veteran Joe Flacco will start at quarterback again Sunday for the New York Jets as Sam Darnold continues to recover from an AC joint sprain.

Flacco made his first start for the Jets, and his first in nearly a year, last Sunday in a 30-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He was 18-of-33 passing for 195 yards and a touchdown.

The Jets (0-5) play at the Miami Dolphins (2-3) on Sunday.

Flacco, 35, was the No. 18 overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was named Super Bowl MVP when the Ravens notched a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers following the 2012 season.

After the emergence of quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens traded Flacco to the Broncos before the 2019 season. He started eight games in Denver before a neck injury sidelined him the rest of the season. After the Broncos released him in the offseason, the Jets signed him to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Flacco has passed for 40,278 yards, 219 touchdowns and 141 interceptions in 173 career games.

Darnold has struggled in his third NFL season. In four games, he’s completed just 59.4 percent of his passes for 792 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions.

–Field Level Media

Sep 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Former teammates Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (15) and New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) walk off the field together after a game at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Jets QB Flacco to start vs. Cardinals

New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco will be under center for this weekend’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals, coach Adam Gase announced Wednesday.

Sam Darnold sustained an injured right shoulder during last Thursday’s 37-28 loss to the Denver Broncos. The former first-round pick was able to return to the contest with what has been described as an AC joint sprain, but Gase told reporters that Darnold would not practice on Wednesday and is deemed week-to-week.

Flacco stepped in for four offensive snaps for Darnold last week. He completed both of his pass attempts for 16 yards.

The 35-year-old Flacco’s last start came on Oct. 27 with the Broncos before missing the remainder of the season with a neck injury. Flacco was released by Denver in March. He signed with the Jets two months later.

Flacco will look to guide the Jets (0-4) to their first victory on Sunday against the Cardinals (2-2) in East Rutherford, N.J.

Flacco has passed for 40,083 yards, 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions in 172 career games for the Baltimore Ravens (2008-18), Broncos (2019) and Jets. He was named Super Bowl MVP when the Ravens notched a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers following the 2012 season.

–Field Level Media

Nov 3, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets QB Flacco (neck) to miss just 1-2 games

New York Jets backup quarterback Joe Flacco is expected to miss just one or two games as he continues to recover from neck surgery, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Flacco visited a specialist in Philadelphia on Friday to evaluate his progress after he underwent repair on a herniated disk in his neck in April. Per Rapoport, Flacco showed no issues in his latest exam and is scheduled for a final checkup in early September.

The Jets’ regular-season schedule — assuming it goes as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic — begins Sept. 13 at Buffalo.

Sam Darnold is the starting quarterback for New York, while David Fales is penciled in behind Flacco as the team’s No. 3 quarterback.

Flacco, 35, played eight games with the Denver Broncos in 2019 but hurt his neck midseason and landed on injured reserve. The former Super Bowl MVP was released in March with a failed physical designation before agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million deal — with up to $3 million in additional incentives — with the Jets.

Flacco went 2-6 as a starter for Denver, passing for 1,822 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. He has thrown for 40,067 yards with 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions in 171 career games with the Baltimore Ravens and Broncos.

–Field Level Media