Head coach Adam Gase announced that Darnold’s status is doubtful due to a shoulder injury. This is not a new injury.
Sam Darnold first hurt his shoulder on October 1 when he was thrown down on his shoulder by Denver Broncos linebacker A.J. Johnson. For some reason, Darnold was able to return. The Jets ended up losing the game and their quarterback sat out for the next two weeks.
Darnold returned in Week 7, only to reaggravate his shoulder the next week.
If the Jets were to trade Sam Darnold this offseason, questions will definitely be raised about his trade value, considering his injury-prone status.
When Darnold doesn’t start, the Jets are 0-8. On the season, Darnold has thrown for 1,045 passing yards, three passing touchdowns to six interceptions, while completing 58.6 percent of his passes.
This season, Joe Flacco has played in three games, throwing for 397 passing yards, plus a touchdown and an interception, while completing 51.9 percent of his passes.
It’s crystal clear that the Jets handled Sam Darnold’s injury with gross negligence. Once again, they will pay the consequences. The team probably hopes to get Darnold back after the bye week.
What can go wrong for the Jets this season, has gone wrong. The future continues to look dark for Sam Darnold and the Jets.