All signs point to Darnold as Jets starter
FLORHAM PARK, N. J. (AP) >> The New York Jets’ starting quarterback against the Buffalo Bills is ... still to be determined.
All signs indicate it will be rookie Sam Darnold under center after he was a full participant at practice all week following missing three games with a strained right foot. Coach Todd Bowles declined, however, to announce Friday whether it will be Darnold or Josh McCown.
“We’ll decide that on Sunday,” Bowles said. “Between him and Josh, they both had good weeks.”
If Darnold plays, it would be his first game action since being injured against Miami on Nov. 4. Darnold was replaced the last three games by McCown, who had one touchdown pass and four interceptions while the Jets went 0-3.
McCown fully participated in practice Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday by a sore back.
The 21-year- old Darnold is healthy, but Bowles’ decision will be about whether the rookie has his timing back after a threegame layoff.
“Just us deciding whether he’s ready or not,” Bowles said.
The coach added that Darnold being a full participant all week and McCown being limited most of the week wouldn’t play a factor
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to throw against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago.