New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian has been declared out for the season after suffering an ankle injury on Monday night.
And just like that, the New York Jets are down to their third quarterback heading into Week 3. Their opponent is none other than the defending Super Bowl champions—the New England Patriots.
On Monday night, in the midst of a 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, backup quarterback Trevor Siemian went down with an injury in the second quarter after taking a hard hit from Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett.
Siemian was in due to Sam Darnold‘s mononucleosis diagnosis, which will keep the 2018 draft selection out for multiple weeks. Siemian didn’t return and now won’t return for the rest of the year.
Jets QB Trevor Siemian is out for the year with an ankle injury, according to Adam Gase.
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The Jets finished out the game with Luke Falk at quarterback and will continue with him in the coming weeks until Darnold comes back. It’s still unclear what exact week Darnold will return. The second-year quarterback is reportedly hopeful that he can return after the team’s bye in Week 4.
Regardless, the Jets will need him healthy sooner rather than later. Their next four games include two against New England, with one each against the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
Siemian completed three of his six throws for three yards before he left with the injury.
Falk then finished out the game having completed 20 of his 25 throws for 198 yards. He was sacked twice by the Cleveland defense.
The former Washington State University quarterback will suit up this Sunday at Gillette Stadium for their 1:00 p.m. ET matchup.