NFL insider provides some guidance on the state of Darnold’s shoulder Dan Leberfeld

An NFL insider provided some guidance on the status of Sam Darnold.

The Jets QB suffered a shoulder injury on a sack by Denver linebacker Alexander Johnson on Thursday. He did come back in the game, but the shoulder was very sore the day after the game.

Here is what NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport announced on Darnold’s status yesterday:

“The #Jets could wait until the practice week begins to make a decision on QB Sam Darnold’s availability,” Rapoport announced. “While missing time is the most likely scenario – difficult to practice with an AC joint sprain in a throwing shoulder – the team won’t be able to tell until he tries to throw.”

If the Darnold can’t play, the starter will be Joe Flacco, who won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013.

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