Jets Draft Preview Capsule
3. NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
LAST SEASON: Jets might have found franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold, who had up-and-down rookie season but showed promising flashes while establishing rapport...
Jets sign former AAF, Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed quarterback Brandon Silvers, a former Troy University star who had been playing in the now-suspended Alliance of American...
NEW YORK (AP) — New colors, a tweaked logo, flashy uniforms and fired-up fans and players.
The New York Jets are the latest NFL franchise to switch up their playbooks and call for a major...
Jets unveil new uniforms, tweaked logo
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams believes this is the dawning of a new era for the New York Jets.
There's a new coach in Adam Gase. They've got a handful of new players, including star running...
Jets sign QB Trevor Siemian as Sam Darnold’s backup
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Siemian has joined the Jets to be Sam Darnold's backup.
The veteran quarterback signed a one-year deal Wednesday with New York , which was in the market for an...
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell is leaving all the number crunching to the critics.
The star running back slept soundly after finally making his long-awaited decision on where to restart his...
AP source: Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves.
Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is...
Free Agency-Jets Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Josh McCown, RB Bilal Powell, WR Jermaine Kearse, LG James Carpenter, CB Morris Claiborne, CB Buster Skrine, CB Darryl Roberts, K Jason...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Receiver D.K. Metcalf showed off his muscle-man physique — and his speed — in Indianapolis.
Defensive end Montez Sweat proved big men can run fast, too.
Defensive linemen dominate this year’s combine class
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This year's class of quarterback prospects isn't as sexy as last year's group led by Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. Nor does it feature the tantalizing talents of next year's...
Brian Dawkins: ‘silence is killing us as men’
Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins says opening up about depression and suicidal thoughts earlier in his career helped him overcome his issues.
Dawkins, a nine-time Pro Bowl safety with the Eagles and Broncos, tells PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi that "issues become power" when feelings aren't held inside.
Jets hire Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator/QBs coach
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have hired former Dolphins assistant Dowell Loggains as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Loggains — LOG-gins — is reunited with Jets coach Adam Gase after serving as Miami's offensive coordinator last season under the then-Dolphins head coach.
The 38-year-old Loggains also worked with Gase in Chicago in 2015 as the Bears' QBs coach before taking over the offense the following season when Gase left for Miami.
Gase’s eyes the star during new Jets coach’s intro
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase's wide-eyed gazes were the star of his Big Apple welcome.
The New York Jets coach was formally introduced Monday at the team's facility, and social media was quickly abuzz.
No, not with his vision for the team or where he sees quarterback Sam Darnold's progress going. It was all about Gase's eyes, which were intensely focused at times throughout the nearly 20-minute news conference.
Darnold the big-time selling point for Jets in coach search
NEW YORK (AP) — The sales pitch from the Jets to prospective head coaching candidates begins with Sam Darnold.
Everything else is a distant second.
Sure, being in the New York/New Jersey area is an obvious attraction, and Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson spun his own take on a classic line by saying earlier this week that if you succeed in the Big Apple, "you're a freaking legend."
Jets’ dismal season ends with 1 last snap of shame
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Long after the outcome of the game was in any doubt and the season had been drained of any meaningful suspense, the New York Jets added one last dollop of disgrace.
Trailing their five-time Super Bowl-winning rivals by five touchdowns in the final minute of the season finale, the Jets got the ball back after New England was unable to kneel out the clock. But De'Angelo Henderson fumbled it right back on the very first play — and the Jets' final snap of the season.
Jets sign WR Quincy Enunwa to multiyear contract extension
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Quincy Enunwa is staying put with Sam Darnold and the New York Jets.
The wide receiver signed a multiyear contract extension Friday, opting for the deal with his only NFL team rather than free agency in the offseason.
"I'm excited, especially for the future," Enunwa said with a big smile.
Jets’ Darnold wraps up rookie year by facing Rodgers, Brady
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is wrapping up his rookie season with glimpses of greatness.
Ho-ho-hike! Jets’ Sam Darnold goes undercover as mall Santa
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Here comes Sam-ta Claus!
New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold traded in his football pads and green and white jersey for some extra padding, a fake beard and a red white Santa outfit recently to surprise some unsuspecting kids at a New Jersey mall.
Jets’ Darnold a fan of work by Packers’ Rodgers on field, TV
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold has been a fan of Aaron Rodgers for years and wouldn't mind following in his footsteps on the field.
And, on the small screen.
The New York Jets rookie quarterback watched film of NFL stars while he was developing his own skills as a signal caller in high school, in college at USC and even now as a pro himself. One of the most frequently viewed players in Darnold's studies has been Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers' two-time MVP.
Jets’ Darnold attributes his improvement to watching McCown
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold despised the thought of not playing. He was frustrated his injured right foot wouldn't let him.
So, for three games, the New York Jets rookie quarterback tried to be productive during his time away from the huddle. Darnold focused on Josh McCown and how the 39-year-old prepared every day.
He listened. And, learned.
Darnold is now playing the best football of his young NFL — and he knows the reason.
Darnold shines, nearly delivers Jets another victory
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold nearly pulled off another one.
Six days after leading the New York Jets to the first fourth-quarter comeback victory of his young career, the rookie quarterback almost did it again — falling just shy in a 29-22 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night.
"To go out there against a good Texans team, it would've been awesome to be able to get that win," Darnold said, "but we just came up short."
Watson leads Texans to 29-22 comeback win over Darnold, Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Houston Texans were trailing late and facing a second straight loss after a nine-game winning streak.
Deshaun Watson wasn't having it.
The cool-headed, playmaking quarterback threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Texans to a 29-22 victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.
Deshaun Watston, Texans rally to beat Jets 29-22
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.
After Darnold and Jets took their first lead of the game on Elijah McGuire's 2-yard touchdown run, Watson and the Texans (10-4) answered right back.
Texans take on Jets with sights set on starting new streak
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With each victory, the Houston Texans increasingly established themselves as a team to beat in the AFC.
Their nine-game winning streak set a franchise record and also raised expectations by the week. So, perhaps their 24-21 loss to Indianapolis last Sunday could, in some way, alleviate some building tension down the stretch.
Jets’ Darnold focused on now, but excited about the future
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold knows this is only the beginning.
It has been an up-and-down rookie season for the New York Jets quarterback, marked by some costly mistakes, flashes of brilliance, promising progress and invaluable experience.
Darnold can also scratch fourth-quarter comeback off the list after directing the Jets past the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.
Bills linebacker Matt Milano out with broken left leg
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano will miss the final three weeks of the season with a broken left leg, while the status of running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory are considered more promising.
Milano had surgery for a broken fibula on Monday, a day after being hurt in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets.
Cowboys guard Martin leaves in 2nd half with knee injury
Cowboys right guard Zack Martin left in the second half with a knee injury against the Eagles on Sunday.
The four-time Pro Bowler has been battling a knee issue all season.
Philadelphia running back Corey Clement injured his right knee when he was stopped for a 4-yard loss late in the first quarter and didn't return to the overtime loss. Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat left in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return.
Darnold leads Jets to 27-23 win over Allen, Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Darnold had difficulty containing his excitement after the New York Jets rookie enjoyed his first fourth-quarter comeback victory in the NFL.
On the other side of the tunnel, Buffalo rookie Josh Allen had difficulty keeping his frustrations in check after his three turnovers contributed to costing the Bills.
Bowles mum on Jets starter, but all signs point to Darnold
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' starting quarterback against the Buffalo Bills is ... still to be determined.
All signs indicate it will be rookie Sam Darnold under center after he was a full participant at practice all week following missing three games with a strained right foot. Coach Todd Bowles declined, however, to announce Friday whether it will be Darnold or Josh McCown.
"We'll decide that on Sunday," Bowles said. "Between him and Josh, they both had good weeks."
Bills, Jets futures on display with rookie QBs set to start
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The only time rookie quarterbacks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold got on the field when the Bills faced the Jets a month ago was to shake hands following Buffalo's lopsided victory.
On Sunday, much more is anticipated from both when the two AFC East teams meet in Orchard Park.
Jets’ Darnold fully practices, on track to start vs. Bills
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is one step closer to returning from his foot injury.
The New York Jets rookie quarterback was a full participant at practice Wednesday, putting him on track to start at Buffalo against the Bills on Sunday.
"That's the goal," Darnold said. "I'm really excited about this week and where we're headed. I'm really excited about how I felt today, so as of right now, I'm really excited about hopefully getting a chance to play on Sunday."
Jets’ Darnold getting timing right, could start vs. Bills
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's return to the huddle for the Jets could come Sunday.
The rookie quarterback will be monitored in practice this week before the team determines whether he will start against the Buffalo Bills. The first test will be whether he practices fully Wednesday when the Jets get back to work.
"That remains to be seen," coach Todd Bowles said during a conference call Monday. "I expect him to be out there. We'll evaluate him as he goes out there."
Josh McCown goes again for Jets with Darnold still sidelined
Josh McCown is starting his third straight game for the New York Jets against the Tennessee Titans with rookie quarterback Sam Darnold out again because of an injured foot.
Darnold returned to practice this week. But the rookie was limited, and the Jets are giving him another week to heal up.
Seattle will be without starting defensive tackle Shamar Stephen against San Francisco. Stephen was listed as questionable with a foot injury. Seattle also is without defensive end Rasheem Green.
Jets’ Darnold questionable vs. Titans, McCown full practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles is running the quarterback sneak until Sunday.
The New York Jets coach declined Friday to announce whether Sam Darnold or Josh McCown will start at Tennessee against the Titans.
Darnold is questionable as he recovers from a strained right foot, while McCown was a full participant at practice after being limited during the previous two practices because of back and right hand ailments.
Jets QBs Darnold, McCown limited again at practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' starting QB is TBD for Sunday.
Sam Darnold and Josh McCown were both limited at practice for the second straight day, leaving it uncertain who will be under center at Tennessee.
Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that Darnold, McCown and Davis Webb each had snaps and ran the offense during drills.
"We'll see who's the healthiest," Bowles said. "All of them are taking reps right now and we'll make that decision as the week goes."
Jets-Titans Preview Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (3-8) at TENNESSEE (5-6)
Sunday, 4:05 ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Titans by 9 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York Jets 3-8, Tennessee 6-5
SERIES RECORD — Titans lead 24-19-1
LAST MEETING — Jets beat Titans 30-8, Dec. 13, 2015
LAST WEEK — Jets lost to Patriots 27-13; Titans lost to Texans 34-17
AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets No. 29, Titans No. 18
JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (22), PASS (29)
JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (27), PASS (16)
TITANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (19), PASS (30)
Jets’ Darnold limited at practice, hopeful about playing
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is getting closer to being back under center for the New York Jets.
The rookie quarterback was limited at practice Wednesday, a positive sign after he had sat out team drills since injuring his right foot more than three weeks ago.
"Felt really good today, got some action," Darnold said after practice. "So, I'm just going to continue to do what I can to get better and see where we go from here."
Jets’ McCown has sore thumb, Darnold uncertain to practice
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown might be in for at least one more start for the New York Jets.
The 39-year-old quarterback banged his hand on a helmet, causing a cut during New York's 27-13 loss to New England on Sunday. He had a heavy wrap on his hand as he left the locker room, but it isn't expected to keep him out of practice Wednesday.
Jets’ McCown to start 2nd straight for injured Darnold
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown is stepping in for Sam Darnold again.
And, this matchup will be one for the aged.
The 39-year-old veteran quarterback will start Sunday for the New York Jets against the New England Patriots, the second game in a row during which McCown will be under center in place of the injured Darnold. McCown and 41-year-old Tom Brady will be the second-oldest QB combo in NFL history at 80 years, 258 days.
Jets’ Darnold sits out again, appears unlikely vs. Patriots
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold sat out team drills for a second straight day of practice, increasing the likelihood he'll sit out against New England on Sunday.
Darnold strained his right foot against Miami on Nov. 4 and didn't play the following week against Buffalo. Josh McCown will start in Darnold's place again if the youngster is unable to play.
Jets QB Darnold suits up for practice, but sits out again
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold had his jersey and helmet back on, a positive sign for the New York Jets rookie quarterback.
He still sat out team drills again Wednesday, making it more likely that he'll miss his second straight game.
Darnold suited up for practice for the first time since injuring his right foot nearly three weeks ago, and coach Todd Bowles said he's progressing. But it's uncertain if he'll be healthy enough to play Sunday against New England.
Jets QB Sam Darnold sits out team’s first practice after bye
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is out of his walking boot and has started jogging. Next step for the New York Jets quarterback: getting back on the field.
Darnold sat out the team's first practice after its bye-week break while he continues to recover from a foot strain.
The rookie wore a green Jets cap and sweats as practice began Monday, and mostly watched from the side while Josh McCown and Davis Webb threw passes in individual drills.
Jets QB Sam Darnold sits out team’s first practice after bye
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is sitting out the team's first practice after its bye-week break while he continues to recover from a foot strain.
The rookie wore a green Jets cap and sweats as practice began Monday, and he mostly watched from the side while Josh McCown and Davis Webb threw passes in individual drills. He is no longer wearing a boot on his right foot.
Jets promote QB Davis Webb, place TE Neal Sterling on IR
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed quarterback Davis Webb from the practice squad and placed tight end Neal Sterling on season-ending injured reserve.
Webb will serve as the backup to Josh McCown on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Rookie starter Sam Darnold is sidelined with a strained right foot , so the 39-year-old McCown is starting in his place.
Jets’ Darnold doubtful vs. Bills, unlikely to back up McCown
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Take a seat, Sam. You're sitting this one out.
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was listed as doubtful Friday for the team's game against Buffalo on Sunday, making it highly unlikely he will serve as Josh McCown's backup.
Jets’ McCown to start vs. Bills for injured Darnold
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is going from mentor to starter this week for the New York Jets.
The 39-year-old quarterback will be under center Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in place of injured rookie Sam Darnold, who's sidelined with a strained right foot.
"I'm ready to rule him out as a starter for this week," coach Todd Bowles said of Darnold on Thursday. "I don't know if I'll rule him out yet for the game."
Jets’ Darnold has strained foot, could miss game vs. Bills
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold could be headed for the sideline this week — and maybe longer.
The New York Jets rookie quarterback has a strained right foot, coach Todd Bowles announced Wednesday, leaving Darnold's status for the team's game Sunday against Buffalo in doubt.
"It's just adversity," Darnold said after practice. "You've just got to deal with it, get better as soon as possible, get back on the field as soon as possible."
Developing young QBs in NFL a tricky balancing act
NEW YORK (AP) — Start them right away? Ease 'em in? Have them sit a whole season?
When it comes to developing young quarterbacks in the NFL, it all depends on who you talk to.
Some teams think it's best to throw rookie QBs into the fire to learn on the job. Others prefer to gradually work them into the offense. Some say it's more beneficial to have them grab a cap and clipboard and take it all in from the sideline.
Jets’ Darnold shoulders blame, played ‘stupid football’
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold had a tough time sitting through film of the game. New York Jets fans certainly know the feeling.
After throwing four interceptions in an ugly 13-6 loss at Miami on Sunday , the rookie quarterback shouldered the blame and was looking for answers.