Sam Darnold saw exercise again on Thursday, making it doubtful that he will be anything more than a well-paid spectator…
Sam Darnold saw exercise again on Thursday, making it doubtful that he will be anything more than a well-paid spectator on Sunday when the jets are worth the patriots.
A strained right foot is expected to keep Darnold out for the second straight game. The final injury report will be released on Friday, but rookie quarterback has not practiced since November 3rd before he suffered a loss of dolphins.
Jetsna will not throw Darnold in a game against the two-time AFC champions without having a whole week of training. So, instead of NFL’s youngest quarterback against the oldest, the latest edition of the Jets-Pats rivalry will almost certainly contain two Gray Beards born in the 1
970s: Josh McCown and Tom Brady.
The 41-year-old Brady is still playing on an extremely high level – he is thrown for 17 touchdowns for 7-3 Patriots. Brady was in practice limited with a knee injury for a second straight day Thursday, but he is expected to play.
McCown, 39, tries to regain part of the hand that earned him 2017 Jets MVP Prize against a team that owned AFC East since Bill Belichick and Brady became an object. McCown, the league’s third oldest quarterback after Brady and Drew Brees, marveled at the patriots’ level of consistency.
“You can not help it,” McCown said. “To see that kind of stability and you understand that it is a reflection of the standards they hold and how they go about it.”
“That’s what every organization chases, this kind of success, there’s no doubt about it. When you’re in this division, you do not want to see them be successful. But I have a lot of respect throughout my career and watching the guys and watching Coach Belichick run that team and succeed with them. “
Jetsna (3-7) has been hunting for a long time. They hope they will soon be able to ultimately surpass the patriots who have appeared in eight Super Bowls and won five since Brady became the 2001 winner. The belief in the organization is that Darnold is the quarterback that can lead the jets for the next 15 years. They hope he can be their Brady.
Perhaps Brady must slow down and retire, which would open the door of the jet and all the others in AFC East. But the well-known McCown has an appreciation for what one of his constant contemporaries has done and continues to do.
“Our careers, besides age, are probably not many similarities,” McCown said. “But I can respect what he has been through the year in and year out to get ready to play. Physically, mentally and then the focus required to do that is remarkable.”
“As young quarterbacks you look around the league and say, “Who is the standard or who do you want to model yourself?” Tom has sure put that brand. “
Darnold will be able to return next week when the jets are in Tennessee, so this start may be McCown’s last. Jets offensive blasted the last four matches and scored four touchdowns in total. But McCown had some success in his game against the patriots last the year and hope to reproduce it.
McCown threw himself for a season high 354 meters and two touchdowns in a 24-17 loss in week 6. In the game, the jets had a touchdown pass to Austin Sefarian-Jenkins turn around after it was reviewed.
“We got a good rhythm in the game,” McCown said. “We could mix it up and everyone contributed. That’s the key and that’s what we’re going to do this week. It’s all hands on the deck, and everyone has to be a part of it.
This is what it takes to beat Brady and the patriots.
Notes: Both teams had the same injury reporting Thursday as Wednesday. WR Robby Anderson, Anfield, LB Brandon Copeland (elbow) , S Marcus Maye (Shoulder / Thin) and G James Carpenter (Shoulder) did not train for the jets. Quincy Enunwa (ankle) was limited … TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle / back) and RB Sony Michel (knee) were restricted to New England.