Darnold will return to the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills and he is “expected to exit the injury report pretty soon,” NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Good Morning Football.
Rapoport added that Darnold probably could have played in Week 13, but the Jets took a cautious approach and wanted to give the signal-caller a full week of practice and preparation.
Before suffering the foot injury, Darnold completed 159 of 289 passes for 1,934 yards and 11 touchdowns against 14 interceptions on the season.
Whether his reinsertion in the starting lineup is enough for the Jets to close out the season on a high note remains to be seen. But New York needs any type of spark to light a fire under a team that is averaging 13 points per game during the six-game slide.