Jets quarterback Sam Darnold briefly left last night’s loss to the Denver Broncos with an apparent shoulder injury. He returned to the game, but on Friday head coach Adam Gase indicated the quarterback might miss time with a shoulder sprain.
#Jets coach Adam Gase tells reporters that QB Sam Darnold could miss time with the shoulder sprain he played through last night. “Anything’s on the table right now.” … Darnold has been getting tests today.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 2, 2020
This leads to the natural question why Darnold was allowed to return to the game. If he is so hurt that it could it require him to miss time, was putting him back in really in the best interest of the player or the team? What is going on here?
Combining this with the way Mekhi Becton was handled last night certainly raises questions. He was activated and inserted into the game even though he clearly wasn’t capable of playing.
Former Jets offensive lineman Damien Woody shared thoughts on the Becton situation on his Twitter handle.
Between the Kelechi Osemele injury saga last season and Becton playing last night we he clearly shouldn’t played, it just leaves a bad taste #Jets— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) October 2, 2020
I don’t know exactly what this is all about, but something isn’t adding up to me.