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New York Jets QB Sam Darnold ruled out for the foreseeable future

By Paul A. Esden Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will NOT play in Week 2 vs the Cleveland Browns. Here are the full details and reaction to this shocking news.

Seeing New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold sent home from practice on Wednesday was a bit odd, but still not alarming.

Speaking of alarms, they should be going off everywhere after Adam Gase dropped a bombshell on Thursday’s media availability: Sam Darnold won’t play in Week 2 vs the Cleveland Browns.

This is not a joke. This is not April Fools’. This is the harsh reality the green and white are dealing with.

Per head coach Adam Gase, he’s been ruled out for Week 2 vs the Browns due to ‘mono’.

If that wasn’t enough, this absence could last even longer. Adam Gase said ‘he’s glad’ that the team has a bye week coming up in Week 4. Which seems to suggest he won’t be available until at least Week 5 vs the Philadelphia Eagles on the road.

Which means the green and white will have to hand over the reins to backup quarterback Trevor Siemian.

Coach Gase announces QB Sam Darnold will miss Monday night's game with mono. https://t.co/R5KBJtTiVA

— #TakeFlight (@nyjets) September 12, 2019

After a Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Jets fans were pretty down and out. The squad blew a 16-0 lead in a game many fans were hoping they’d pull out ahead of an incredibly difficult schedule coming up.

Week 2 vs the Cleveland Browns

Week 3 at the New England Patriots

Week 4 BYE

Week 5 at the Philadelphia Eagles 

Week 6 vs the Dallas Cowboys

Week 7 vs the Patriots

With New York losing, many fans held out hope that it’s only Week 1 and there are still 15 weeks to decide the season, with this huge news the entire season is thrown out of flux.

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The most optimistic fans were hoping to compete for a playoff appearance in 2019, with Darnold out seemingly for the foreseeable future, expectations for the season are now much closer to that of the Miami Dolphins.

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