Jets QB Trevor Siemian out for the year

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If the Jets are going to escape the “world of suck,” they’re going to have to do it without backup quarterback Trevor Siemian.

Jets coach Adam Gase just announced that Siemian was out for the year after leaving last night’s game with an ankle injury.

Siemian needs surgery to repair torn ligaments he suffered against the Browns.

That means that just-promoted-from-the-practice-squad Luke Falk is their only healthy quarterback, while Sam Darnold recovers from mononucleosis.

Falk actually played well in relief last night, and Gase said he would start until Darnold was well.

That means the Jets are again looking for another quarterback, along with about a quarter of the league right now.

61 responses to “Jets QB Trevor Siemian out for the year

  1. Good. I thought Falk did a better job, didn’t look like a deer in headlights. Needs some time.
    I hear Bob from down the street is available. Oh, and Kap. Got to have a Kap reference.

  2. Not a Kap backer or hater, but what could the Jets lose by giving him a shot?

    If you’re a Jets fan and their history of misery is any guide, there would be no exodus from the fan base.

    This their ticket out of irrelevance for at least a few weeks.

  3. Garrett had two late hits on Semian. On the first one he drove him into the ground. The second one puts him out for the season. Garrett will be fined big time but the NFL needs to suspend him as well or all the other stuff about protecting the QBs is a load of rubbish.

  4. I am not sure how severe Darnold’s case of mononucleosis is, but the recovery time can vary greatly. For example adults who catch mono can experience an enlarged liver or spleen and it can take 4 – 6 weeks to return to normal, even without that complication it can take about a month to recover from the acute symptoms, with the individual can feel very tired for 3 – 6 months. I don’t think a person can professionally QB a team if they feel exhausted from Mononucleosis . . . and I think Gase is once again not accurately facing the situation his team is in . . . Gase is probably looking at this as a 2 – 4 week situation when in reality Darnold might not be able to play until the last quarter of the season.

  5. A lot of us thought Siemian snapped his leg. Great to know that didn’t happen. This spate of QB injuries and illnesses is terrible. Feel for the athletes and the fan bases. This is partially why the league works so hard to protect these guys. Definitely time to put away the “Put a dress on him!” and understand the big picture.

  6. ethanallenhawley says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    Not a Kap backer or hater, but what could the Jets lose by giving him a shot?

    If you’re a Jets fan and their history of misery is any guide, there would be no exodus from the fan base.

    This their ticket out of irrelevance for at least a few weeks.

    I don’t like Kap, but I’ll admit you have a point. He is better than a practice squad QB and the team could be without Darnold for an extended period of time. Bring Kap in, see what he can do and if Sam is healthy sooner rather than later cut Kap loose if the experiment isn’t working.

  7. That injury was nasty, and while it sucks to see anyone of any skill level get injured ike that…. there may be some silver lining in Darnold having Mono. And missing that game.

  8. Myles Garrett is a cheap shot artist who should be suspended. How many times did he fall with all his weight on the QB when it was unnecessary? That seems to be his move and it is illegal and plain dirty. Nothing against Mayfield, but I hope he gets the same treatment from other teams and see how the Browns like that. OBJ should be looking at his own Defensive coordinator before he keeps talking about Williams. The only player I saw last night trying to injure the opposition was Garrett

  9. Kap hasn’t been in football shape in a few years, when you see him now he’s probably 30lbs less than what he was when he played. plus its not the system for him, gase is system is built for a pocket passer

    ethanallenhawley says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    Not a Kap backer or hater, but what could the Jets lose by giving him a shot?

    If you’re a Jets fan and their history of misery is any guide, there would be no exodus from the fan base.

    This their ticket out of irrelevance for at least a few weeks.

  10. I had Mono in college. Took 4 months to get back on the pitching mound. Took another 6 months to get my weight back to 188. I

    If I didn’t have an amazing girlfriend, roommate and teammates,I would have been hospitalized. I weighed 138 at one point. You can’t swallow or really eat. Slept 20 hours a day. But in today’s world, I’m sure he has a home attendant who is an RN, a Dr. who checks in every 2 days and a constant IV. I could see him back in time to save a 2-14 season, into a 3-15 season.

    Point is: Put him on IR. Season is over. Already 2 losses behind 2 teams (about to be 3) in their own division. You have a built in excuse (Gase gets another mulligan) for sucking. The didn’t lose because of Falk. He actually looked decent for someone who had no reps and 1 WR and 1 RB.

    I knew there was something wrong with him. He seemed so off the last game. I figured it was something football related.

    One night stand related. Been there…(I met my g/f 1 week after the night of doom, fwiw, she never caught it).

  11. Garrett should get a BIG fine. Classic roughing: late hit, slammed QB to turf with full body weight. How about a rule next year: if you rough the QB and he’s out of the game, so is the offending player. We are about to see more of what a league with crappy QB’s looks like as more starters drop. Some from their own stupidity, e.g. Josh Rosen apparently avoided a serious knee injury fighting for an extra sideline yard vs NE (ala Garoppolo) when the game was way out of reach.

  12. jlbay says: “I don’t like Kap, but I’ll admit you have a point. He is better than a practice squad QB”
    ——————

    At this point, no, he’s not better. He hasn’t played a snap in three years. Unused skills diminish without practice.

    You think it’s that easy to just step in and be able to read a defense? How about learning the entire playbook and the necessary language to communicate with the other 10 players on the field? Kaep wasn’t a very accurate passer even when he played – you think that’s improved since then without practicing any timing routes with NFL-caliber receivers?

    This isn’t fantasy football where you can just plug in players.

  13. I don’t think Kaepernick has what it takes, but this is the one and only case so far where it actually makes sense. They have no good option, I doubt Eli wants anything to do with this train wreck, and I don’t think people would fault them for trying something crazy when down to a 3rd-string newbie.

    It would be a good test of how deep the irrational hate runs in right-wing fans, but they should be swayed by the notion that he’d likely fail on such a mess of a team.

    The only real risk would be if Kaepernick plays lights-out. Then you have a young guy who hasn’t established himself competing with a hot-hand celebrity.

    But being in a situation where you’re winning should be appealing to Jets management right now, no matter what it looks like.

  14. “The only player I saw last night trying to injure the opposition was Garrett”

    You were not watching closely if you noticed only Garrett. Browns have a cultural issue, they seem to intentionally be trying to start a war on every play.

  15. Oooof… do your Jets even HAVE a QB room anymore?

    First Darnold, now Siemian…

    Pretty sure the next backup QB will be a lottery : “Will the guy sitting in seat 1287 B please report to the sidelines for your uniform…”

  16. ethanallenhawley says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    Not a Kap backer or hater, but what could the Jets lose by giving him a shot?

    If you’re a Jets fan and their history of misery is any guide, there would be no exodus from the fan base.

    This their ticket out of irrelevance for at least a few weeks.
    —————————-
    I see what you are saying. But the reality is that if they tried Kaep would find some reason why he cant do it and that its the Jets fault. And then there will be a contingent will condemn the Jets for being such awful people and so it goes. (And kets face it, once folks start with the pile on the mob mentality takes over) But the big gorilla in the room with all of these debates is that Kaep actually doesnt want to play. Thats why every time a team had genuine interest he would price himself out of have his girlfriend attack the owner or some sort of thing so he can say he is not being respected and offered fair chances. I actually have come to the idea that we should be letting whatever else baggage fall away and no reason not to have him being on a practice field proving one way or another what he’s still got. But the one thing that can’t be argued around is the simple point that he doesn’t want to.

  17. ethanallenhawley says:

    September 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Not a Kap backer or hater, but what could the Jets lose by giving him a shot?

    —————++++++++-++-+

    Just because a team doesn’t want to sign Kap does not make them a hater. If that is the case, then with that mentality they are a hater for every other quarterback that they don’t sign, right? if I don’t like someone’s talent and don’t think they would work on my team, it’s just a refusal. It’s not hate. Jump off that horse why don’t you? There’s a long list of those quarterbacks.

    Antonio Brown (Who currently has extreme controversy) got signed because he is an incredible receiver / game changer and some teams weigh the risk to benefit and take a chance. Happens all the time in the NFL. Then everyone judges the team’s decision causing a big uproar asking how could they sign someone with that kind of character. So why would a team want to sign Kap? The media frenzy would be out the roof. It would crossover into normal news and not just sports news. Don’t you see? Your own media who you love so much are the same people who make it difficult for the guy to get a job (besides what he already does himself). If they would just let it go and make no mention of it, he probably would get a job right away. Kind of like the media does in national news with certain political parties.
    In America we protest to bring attention to something. The protest of Kap really needs no more attention. The second step is the most important. And that is kindly swaying people to support your cause and working up solutions that consider all basis of the argument. If you choose in the second step to go crap on someone’s lawn, then you’ve just ruined your whole protest cause. And that is what’s happened here. That goes for any political party.

  18. With Bell being a true workhorse this could be the spot for Kaep to play in. Use his skill set off play action.

  19. hukdeep says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:01 pm
    The not so bright ppl in the country are too scared to have Kap at QB anywhere.
    They don’t like what they can’t comprehend.
    ———————————
    Except that Kaep at QB is about as unscary as it gets.

  20. It’s TRUE that Garret is a dirty player however shouldn’t the offensive “guru” have had someone out there trying to block him. He went untouched several times, Even after Falk was in. The offensive calling was a joke.

  21. I wonder what Joe The Jet Namath is doing these days and whether he can QB the Jets back into prominence?

  22. ethanallenhawley says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    Not a Kap backer or hater, but what could the Jets lose by giving him a shot?

    If you’re a Jets fan and their history of misery is any guide, there would be no exodus from the fan base.

    This their ticket out of irrelevance for at least a few weeks.
    ——-
    At this point what’s there to lose. It would even have people talking about something ele besides how the Jets suck.

  23. Siemian did it to himself, watch the replay, he sticks his leg underneath him for some reason instead of just allowing himself to fall backwards. Siemian needs to learn how to fall, and it wasnt Garrett “putting all his weight on him”, it was Garrett finishing the waist-high tackle properly.

  24. At this point I just wish someone would sign Kap so we could stop hearing about him. Then when he gets on the field and stinks the place up, all his supporters would finally shut up.

  25. Sweet_UserName says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    See what Vinny Testaverde is up to these days! He might be game for a third go around with the Jets!!!!

    I know you are kidding, but wouldn’t be surprised if they sign his kid. Or bring Fitzpatrick back.

  26. I wouldn’t confuse dumb and undisciplined with being dirty. Garrett is like a giant Steve Urkel off the field.

    In all seriousness, dude needs to learn from these bonehead mistakes. I hope he gets fined big time and I’m a fan.

  27. Garrett is scum. Plain & simple, that guy has no business being allowed to play in the NFL. But wtf?! No penalty? No fine? No suspension???
    Guess the protecting the QB/defenseless player rules only apply to those whom the NFL uses to promote their league. If that was Mayfield hit in the same fashion and injured for the year would the culprit go unpunished? Exactly. The NFL proves yet again their words are meaningless since so much of their actions, lack of actions, totally and completely contradict what they claim to stand for. Disgusting!

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