The No. 3 overall pick hasn't played since suffering his foot injury during a Week 9 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Despite optimism that the injury wouldn't linger past the team's bye week, Darnold didn't practice all week and was ruled out by the Jets for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Josh McCown is starting Sunday for the Jets.
Darnold has struggled through growing pains in his rookie season, completing just 55 percent of his passes for 214.9 yards per game with 14 interceptions to 11 touchdowns and a 68.3 passer rating, worst in the NFL.