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Trevor Siemian out for the year; Luke Falk to start for Jets until Sam Darnold returns

Cleveland Browns v New York Jets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

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.

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.