FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The New York Jets suffered yet another blow at quarterback and announced on Tuesday that Trevor Siemian will be lost for the remainder of the season due to a significant ligament injury in his left ankle joint. Third striker Luke Falk will make his first career start against the New England Patriots on Sunday as the Jets (0-2) will only be the sixth team in the Super Bowl era (with the exception of the 1987 strike season) in The first three games will start three different quarterbacks.
The news, however, was not all bad. Starter Sam Darnold, who was diagnosed with mononucleosis last Wednesday, returned to setting up the jets on Tuesday and feels "better," said coach Adam Gases. "The doctors will let us know when to continue with him."
The best scenario is that Darnold returns to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5 after his farewell week.
In the meantime, they want to sign a quarterback who will replace Falk (2: 0) with the Patriots, who are the favorite with 22.5 points. Gases will likely try signing someone familiar with his system, so Brock Osweiler and David Fales are options.
The jets had hoped to gather around Siemian until Darnold returned, but he managed less than two quarters in Monday night. 23-3 defeat to the Cleveland Browns. His left ankle clumsily clawed against a blow from Myles Garrett's pocket, punished for roughening the passers-by.
An MRI revealed ligament damage, but no fractures, said Gases.
Surprised, because when you saw it, it was not a break, as you probably have seen many of us, "said Gases." Really, it's an ugly-looking piece. I think there is a lot of damage to the place where an operation will be needed and it's time for him to recover. "
Falk, who was deregistered from practice squad a few hours before the game , who has done a decent job under the circumstances, completed 20 of 25 passes for 198 yards and recorded no sales on his NFL debut in 2018. He was a six-round winner of the Tennessee Titans in 2018 and spent time with gas on the Miami Dolphins last season.
"Luke will be the starter until Sam returns," said Gas, who has since started his seventh quarterback since 2016 – associated with Hue Jackson for most in the league during that period.
Offensively, the jets were chaotic Gases hired for his offensive acumen In two games, the unit has only generated 11 points of losses against Buffalo Bills and Browns, unlike last week, when e blaming the players, Gases showed some responsibility.
"It starts with me to make sure I get our boys into better positions," he said. "There are many plays in which I feel that I have not worked well enough to place them in the right places."
Gases said he did not consider any cast changes, though he noted this center Ryan Kalil, who retired on August 1, still does not live up to his expectations. It was replaced in the fourth quarter by Jonotthan Harrison, but that seemed to be based on the one-sided result.
In other injury news, the jets are likely to be without wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (thigh / knee) and linebacker Jordan Jenkins (calf) listed weekly. Linebacker C.J. Mosley (groin) and rookie defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (ankle), none of whom played Monday night, are commonplace.