Jets head coach Adam Gase spoke with SNY's Jeane Coakley after practice on Friday about how quarterback Sam Darnold is ready for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"He was great this week," Gase said. "Once we got through Tuesday, I'm sure that wasn't easy for him, but he was asking a lot of good questions on how he can fix things. And then once we got to Wednesday, he was good to go. He just focused on doing his job."
The second-year quarterback had been dealing with a toe injury that he suffered against New England. Darnold had a small procedure earlier this week to remove the toenail, after it had been stepped on in the game.
"It got stepped on and a little but harsher than you usually get stepped on so, it hurt, and we had to do some things to the toe this week, but it felt really good in practice," Darnold said on Thursday.
Despite a tough outing against New England and battling through physical pain, Darnold has shown he is ready to help the Jets get their second win on the season.
Jeane Coakley then asked Gase what this past week's ups and downs show about Darnold.
"I think that's what most of us that have been around him, not surprised. We're excited what he can do Sunday," Gase said.