Veteran Josh McCown will make his third consecutive start for the New York Jets, as Sam Darnold continues to work his way back from injury.
The veteran will make his third consecutive start, as the Jets take on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium (4:05 p.m. ET, CBS). Sam Darnold, still working his way back from a foot injury, is on the team’s list of inactives. He had been listed as “questionable” on the Jets injury report released on Friday.
McCown likewise appeared on injury reports throughout the week, having suffered a laceration on his thumb last Sunday against New England. He was a limited participant in Wednesday and Thursday’s practices, but he was listed as full on Friday. Darnold was marked as limited on all three days.
In his Friday press conference, head coach Todd Bowles mentioned he had an idea as to who would start in Tennessee, but he would “make it public on Sunday”.
McCown will make his second career start against the Titans, and first since 2005. He threw for 140 yards and a touchdown in a 20-10 victory with the Arizona Cardinals.
“It’s coming along,” McCown said of his thumb earlier this week.”(I’m) just taking it a day at a time and just following the steps that they tell me to go through to get back and get ready to go.”
Darnold will likewise be inactive for the third consecutive game. Davis Webb will serve as the backup thrower.
“I want to play really bad,” Darnold said this week. “But at the same time, I know that it is a process and I just got to go about protocol and understand exactly what I need to do to get better. So we’ll go from there.”
Other Jets inactives include offensive lineman Ben Braden, receiver Rishard Matthews, defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi, linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, and defensive backs Jeremy Clark and Derrick Jones.