The Jets have promoted quarterback Davis Webb from the practice squad according to Field Yates of ESPN.
This move had been expected with rookie QB Sam Darnold suffering a “significant” foot sprain in practice this week and has been sporting a walking boot. Head coach Todd Bowles had left open the possibility that Darnold would suit up Sunday to serve as the emergency QB but the team has wisely decided not to risk the health of the No.3-overall pick in the 2018 draft. Veteran Josh McCown will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
Webb was a third-round pick by the New York Giants in 2017 out of the University of California. He was never really given a shot by the Giants to show what he could do and has yet to throw a regular season pass in the NFL. The Giants cut him in early September in favor of rookie Kyle Lauletta and trick shot artist Alex Tanney and the fact that he could not find a spot on an active roster in the NFL before now despite his third-round pedigree speaks volumes about what NFL talent evaluators think about his prospects. Given McCown’s extensive injury history, it would not be a shock to see Webb throw his first professional pass this Sunday.