Jets backup quarterback Trevor Siemian left the first half of Monday night’s loss to the Browns with an ankle injury. Head coach Adam Gase announced on Tuesday that Siemian will miss the rest of the season. Luke Falk will start for the Jets on Sunday against New England and until Sam Darnold returns.
Jets QB Trevor Siemian is out for the year and surgery will be required.— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) September 17, 2019
Siemian has ligament damage. The injury was not a break.
Luke Falk will be the Jets starter until Sam Darnold returns to the lineup.— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) September 17, 2019
Coach Gase has tabbed Luke Falk as our starting QB heading into Week 3 at New England.— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 17, 2019
Additionally, we've signed S Bennett Jackson to the practice squad.
The Patriots aren’t really the ideal opponent for a third string quarterback making his first NFL start. That would be true most years but especially so with this vintage. Falk had been on the practice squad until Monday. Now he will be under center as the Jets try to avoid an 0-3 start against the defending Super Bowl Champions.
As much as you never want to give up on a season after two weeks, it’s really difficult to see much hope for salvaging this season for the Jets unless Falk is way better than most of us are expecting.