(WJZ) – Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco saw his first move of the 2020 season last Thursday night when he came into play to replace an injured Sam Darnold for the Jets against the Denver Broncos. Now it appears he will have his first start to the year this weekend when the Jets take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.
The Jets are planning to remove Darnold from the game over the shoulder injury he sustained last week, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
“Right now the Jets have no plans to play Sam Darnold. He wants to play – and maybe he could – but there is a feeling in the organization that it would be inconsiderate. Smarter to give him more time to rest / heal, ”Mehta reported.
Darnold himself told reporters Monday that his shoulder was getting better every day, but admitted that his status for this week’s training and game was a daily decision.
“I think this will just be an everyday decision right now,” said Darnold. “I didn’t choose, and I think it will definitely depend on how I feel that day.”
With Darnold from the line-up, the 35-year-old would probably take on the starting role. He only attempted two passes last Thursday and completed both for a total of 16 yards. If he starts it would be the first time since week 8 of last season when he started for the Denver Broncos against the Indianapolis Colts.