EASTERN RUTHERFORD, NJ – Another day, the loss of a quarterback for the New York Jets.
Starting with Sam Darnold, who was diagnosed with mononucleosis last week, Trevor Simian received a potentially serious left ankle injury. The loss to the Jets 23-3 by the Cleveland Browns on Monday at MetLife Stadium.
Siemian, spotted in a locker room with crutches and walking, will have an MRI exam on Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage. He was injured in the second quarter when his left foot bent awkwardly on a late hit by Browns' Miles Garrett defensive end.
Jets coach Adam Gasey declined to comment on the severity of the injury.
Simian was replaced by a third group. String Luke Folk, who was signed by the Jets practice squad earlier in the day. Folk, who spent the preseason with the Jets, finished 20 of 25 passing for 1
"This is familiar territory to me," said Gase, who has started six retreats since 2016 – four with the Miami Dolphins and two with planes.
Probably seven, as it looks like Falk is likely to start on Sunday against the New England Patriots (2-0).
"I don't want to think about it right this minute," Gusse said of the New England game.
Only five teams in the Super Bowl era (except for the 1987 batting season) had to use three rebates in their first three games.The most recent two teams to do it combined to record 3-29; the previous three made the playoffs.
The Jets are likely to have to sign a backup quarterback for the game because Darnold will be sidelined. The Jets have not said when they expect him to return, and the second-year sophomore is reported to be over he could play Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles;
If Folk was injured in the game, the Jets would have turned to Leon's Veon Bell as their emergency quarterback. , but he was able to get up and leave the field, limping to the dressing room, and was officially expelled in the third quarter. him, with three straight punts to start the game. He was injured in the fourth series.
Playing for the first time in 2017, Simian (3-for-6, 3 yards) was rusty from the start. He was fired twice and held the ball too long for other games. On the Jets 'third-and-15 from the Jets' 32-yard line, he was shot outside the pocket and raised a deep pass to Ryan Griffin's tight end. Gareth arrived a delayed second — he was punished — and landed on Simian, who appeared to be in considerable pain.
It was a terrible day for the offense, which went through midfield only twice in the first three quarters. In two games, Gase's offense generated 11 points.
"When we look at it, we'll have to look at all our guys and see who does their job and who doesn't," Gass said. "If they are not, then we have to put some pieces together and change some things."
Folk (20-for-25, 198 yards) actually did a decent job considering the circumstances. He got a job practically behind Simian, but he didn't have a chance to work with the starters until Monday night. They started it slowly – five straight running plays – and gradually opened the insult.
"Luke is very confident," Gusse said. "After we came out of this first series, you can just say it's calm. It was as if we were in practice."
The Jets were leaning on Bell, who had 10 catches for 61 yards and 21 rushes for 68 yards.
Then Bell was visibly disappointed, but shifted the blame from the crash.
"It wasn't a quarterback game. It's just the guys getting into the details," he said. "We had a lot of missed passes, a lot of fake starts. The guys aren't making enough plays, including me."
If Falk starts on Sunday, it will be the 199th pick in the 2018 draft (by Tennessee Titans) versus the 199th pick in the 2000 draft. Folk and Tom Brady are the only two rebates in the the last 20 years that selected 199th.
Folk called Brady "a source of inspiration," noting that he follows Brady's legendary diet – but not as strictly as Brady  "No, I'm 24," he said, "so from time to time I eat pizza. "
Wide receiver Demarius Thomas (knee elbow) and Londoner Jordan Jenkins (calf), both left injured, will also have an MRI on Tuesday.