Jets QB McCown to start in place of in­jured Darnold

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS 2 -

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Josh McCown will start at quar­ter­back for the New York Jets against the Buf­falo Bills on Sun­day in place of in­jured rookie Sam Darnold.

Coach Todd Bowles said Thurs­day he has ruled out Darnold to start be­cause of a strained right foot but hasn’t de­ter­mined whether the rookie will be in­ac­tive for the game. If Darnold is out, Davis Webb would be pro­moted from the prac­tice squad to serve as McCown’s backup.

The 39-year-old McCown has not taken a snap in a reg­u­lar-sea­son game this sea­son as the Jets have fo­cused on de­vel­op­ing Darnold. The No. 3 over­all pick won the job out of train­ing camp but was in­jured dur­ing New York’s 13-6 loss at Mi­ami last Sun­day.

McCown was the Jets’ starter in 2017 and had a ca­reer year be­fore be­ing side­lined the fi­nal three games with a bro­ken left hand.

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