Ryan Fitzpatrick has been the subject of rumors since the beginning of the NFL's free agency period began. (AP)
Ryan Fitzpatrick has been the subject of rumors since the beginning of the NFL's free agency period began. (AP)

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It's been a while since we've broken out The Roundup, but I think FITZOMANIA is as good a time as any to break it out. In this post we will run down some of the recent events and best (and maybe worst?) thoughts on where the Jets and Fitzpatrick are on FA Day +3.

To make sure we are all up to date, here's where we are as of Friday.

After trading for Ryan Fitzpatrick for a hill of beans last offseason, the quarterback was the assumptive backup heading into training camp. Then, IK Enemkpali broke Geno Smith's jaw over the cost of an airplane ticket. Now the starter, Fitzpatrick kept it between the lines in the preseason and after an OK start to the season he received an endorsement from his coach even when Geno returned to full health. Then something strange happened, he injured his hand. The team cratered in the middle of the season before an incredible surge. Before we knew it, Fitzpatrick had just captained the best passing offense the Jets had seen in 20 years. Somewhere along the way he became an object of cult worship. Hell, he even did a Pretty Little Liars scene on Fallon with Prince Amukamura. But in the last game of the season, Fitzpatrick threw a bunch of interceptions to effectively sink the Jets postseason. 

Days later, the Jets stated they definitively wanted him back as the starter.   While both sides were supposedly working on a deal, a signing seemed imminent. A week before free agency began it was becoming clear that both sides were dug in. Then once the legal tampering period began the threats started. Both sides were far apart and Fitz was set to become a free agent. Then maybe the Rams were interested. Then the Broncos might be interested (they weren't), but hey, it could happen. Then the Jets were offering Fitzpatrick backup money. Then Fitzpatrick had written off returning to the Jets … just as soon as someone actually offered him a contract, a contract by the way which still hasn't seemed to materialize.

So now where do we stand?

Rich Cimini of ESPN explains that the numbers continue to be miles apart.

… the Jets have assigned a value to Fitzpatrick and, from all indications, it's in the range of $7 million to $8 million a year. Fitzpatrick is thought to be seeking twice that amount, which means he has to be pretty frustrated by the team's stance. He's shopping his services around the league, looking to create a market for himself. It's his right as a free agent.

The problem, is that the Jets have done their assessment of the market and feel that's what Fitzpatrick would get elsewhere and until another team proves them wrong with a better offer (which Sexton will obviously take right back to the Jets) they have no reason to bid against themselves, a thought Cimini had confirmed by a league source.

"The market will always speak to you, and apparently it is," said one AFC personnel director. "[Fitzpatrick is] just not liking what he's hearing or seeing because of these other quarterback deals."

In a freewheeling year of free agent spending where teams are making it rain for quarterbacks, Fitzpatrick's market seems dry by comparison.

But could a Colorado flash flood destroy the Jets?

NY Daily News' Gary Myers thinks the Jets are in trouble because all Denver GM John Elway needs to do is turn on the charm along with some of his $18 million in cap space.

If Elway can talk Manning into playing for the Broncos by promising him a team ready to go to the Super Bowl, he can certainly talk Fitz into taking over the Super Bowl champs. Fitzpatrick is smart enough and throws it well enough that he can do more for the Broncos in 2016 than Manning did in 2015.

This could happen, but it appears the Broncos are far more interested in finding out whether they can grab Colin Kaepernick first. Which makes more sense, especially when you consider that Elway just dealt with Fitzpatrick's agent Jimmy Sexton on the aborted Brock Osweiler negotiations, per Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News.

John Elway, however, isn't exactly pleased with Sexton at the moment for the Osweiler negotiations that landed the unproven signal caller an obscene 4-year, $72 million deal with Houston. What are the odds that Elway will now go back to Sexton to overpay for his 33-year-old quarterback client?

Thinking two steps ahead, Sexton knew that moving Osweiler to Houston would alleviate the issue of having Houston bid for Fitzpatrick. Houston would not get involved since they just traded him away last year, paying him a big free agent contract now would look like they were admitting a mistake when Bob McNair just told them to get a franchise QB or else.

So right now it might be between the Browns and Broncos for Kaep's squad. The Jets supposedly made inquiries into Kaepernick, but it seems like they were ruled out quickly by NFL's Michael Silver.

Matt Barrows of the SacBee backed Silver's report up and put the Jets motives into light.

The Jets' interest in Kaepernick may be based on leveraging Fitzpatrick, and the NFL Network's Mike Silver reported the Browns are "far more serious" than New York.

So what now? As usual when it comes to contracts and long-range planning I go to the mountain … AKA Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com. Fitzgerald writes that the new CBA changes the dynamic from locking in payments to unproven rookies to locking in payments for veteran free agents who similarly might disappoint when you consider production against compensation.

When you sign most of these players to the kind of money we are talking about you lock yourself into that player for a minimum of two years and in most cases three years. As a Jets fan do I want to see the Jets committed to Ryan Fitzpatrick for three years? Absolutely not. Do I love the effort he gives and the way his teammates respond to him? I absolutely do. It's the first quarterback the Jets have had in 10 years that had that kind of connection with his teammates.
But I also know the history of Fitzpatrick. Hes been replaced by three teams in the last few seasons because there is a limit to what he can do. We saw that last year with a tough stretch in the middle of the year and then in the last game of the season when he struggled against the Bills. The reality of the situation is that its far more likely that four games into the season Jets fans, management, and ownership is going to be asking for him to be replaced than there is of him leading the Jets to a 4-0 start to the top of the AFC East. Except when you make that financial commitment you can't replace him. You are locked in.

Up until now, Houston GM Rick Smith's model was to build a team without a quarterback in mind.   John Elway took the same philosophy in 2014 as he watched Peyton start to deteriorate. Similarly, Jason Fitzgerald argues that Jets GM Mike Maccagnan took Smith's philosophy to New York last year for theoretical, but also very pragmatic reasons.

The Jets were built to be QB proof out of necessity since they had nobody on the roster of merit when the new GM took the job last year. Though they are bit too veteran laden, they have a secondary and defensive line that is expected to carry the team. They have a bunch of big veteran wide receivers who they feel are capable of excelling with any player and a three player, versatile rushing attack that can do well on the ground and in the short passing game. To sign someone at $17 million is going to require reshuffling some contracts which is never good for an older football team. All they need is someone who isn't a disaster to make it work. Last year that was Fitzpatrick. Maybe this year it will be someone else.

It might be someone else for the Jets in 2016 or it might be Fitzpatrick again. Either way, GM Mike Maccagnan is building the team the best way he can and won't outbid himself for a player he's obviously not sure he wants to commit two or three season to. 

Should a deal fall through with Fitzpatrick? I'm definitely going to worry about it. But I expect the Jets to do what they did last year; Maccagnan quickly started scouring the trade market for undervalued quarterbacks. 

For as much as everyone makes it about the quarterback, there are undervalued players out there. Remember last season when the Bears couldn't trade Jay Cutler to save their life? I'm guessing some teams who had the cap room regret not taking action.

Last year Maccagnan went back to his old boss in Houston and found a backup who could start in a pinch and who ended up pairing well with a stout Jets defense, a solid backfield and a dynamic duo of receivers. 

The Jets did it last year, all while "burning off" their first-round pick on a deep strength of the team and somehow the Jets were in the playoff hunt. Maybe the Jets can do that again with their quarterback in 2016, until that player feels he's being underpaid too … 

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Sam Darnold/Daniel Jones
Sam Darnold/Daniel Jones

When the Giants drafted Daniel Jones back in April, there weren't many experts that liked the pic at all. But former Jets head coach and current ESPN NFL analyst Rex Ryan was a big fan -- one that went on air to say he'll be ready when it came time for him to take over for Eli Manning

Well, with that day coming and going with a Giants win, Ryan went back on "Get Up" Monday morning feeling confident. Enough so, that after watching Jones in just one game, he said this:

"Greeny, I hate to say it: This is the best quarterback in New York," Ryan said to host Mike Greenberg, a big Jets fan.

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Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets QB Sam Darnold is out due to mono. Due to the nature of the illness, a clear target date for his potential return has been hard to nail down. Here are the latest updates...


Sept. 23, 2:40 PM:

Jets head coach Adam Gase sounded very optimistic about Darnold returning Week 5 against the Eagles, but stopped just short of saying Darnold would be ready to play.

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Bell is exceeding expectations 00:00:58
If Jets fans want a positive, Bart Scott argues Le'Veon Bell isn't the player he thought, which is a good thing.

Former Jets linebacker Bart Scott talked about running back Le'Veon Bell's attitude since joining the team. 

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After the Jets fell 30-14 to the Patriots, Luke Falk's assessment of his debut start as an NFL quarterback was blunt.

The second-year pro put the blame on himself after he completed 12 of 22 passes (54.5 percent) for 98 yards and an interception during Sunday's Week 3 defeat to New England (3-0) at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachussetts.

The way New York (0-3) remained winless as its offense -- unable to put points on the board while the defense scored both touchdowns via cornerback Arthur Maulet's end zone fumble recovery and safety Jamal Adams' 61-yard interception return -- searched for answers.

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Crowder, Anderson react to loss 00:02:05
The offense was missing in action for most of the 30-14 loss. Anderson seemed particularly dejected when talking to Jeane Coakley.

The Jets lost 30-14 to the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon, as the offense struggled to do much of anything. In fact, the offense wasn't even responsible for the team's two touchdowns -- Arthur Maulet recovered a fumble in the end zone and Jamal Adams had an interception return for a touchdown.

Quarterback Luke Falk threw for only 98 yards and Le'Veon Bell had 18 carries for 35 yards, as the offense ended the game with 105 total yards. Naturally, head coach Adam Gase was upset with his offense's performance.

"It's brutal, I mean it's like one of those things, it's infuriating," Gase said. "Becuase youre watching the defense and special teams play as hard as they can and executing what they're being asked to do, and they're doing it well a majority of the game, and then we aren't holding our end on offense."

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There's been nothing predictable about the Jets' season so far -- until now.

With three key defensive players out and a third-string quarterback who was on the practice squad having never played in an NFL game this time last week, the widely anticipated Patriots blowout was exactly what we saw on Sunday afternoon.

It didn't take long for any lingering hopes that the Jets might step up to make the game competitive against all odds to evaporate altogether, as Tom Brady drove the Patriots down the field for a touchdown on each of their first three drives. This gave New England a 20-point lead early in the second quarter.

Tags: Blake Cashman, CJ Mosley, Le'Veon Bell, Quinnen Williams, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson
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Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

If you thought Friday's news that the Patriots were releasing Antonio Brown would be the end of his time in the news cycle, you were sorely mistaken.

Rather than suiting up for New England to face the Jets on Sunday, the embattled wide receiver spent his morning on Twitter, where he announced he was not planning on playing in the NFL again, before turning his attention to former Steelers teammate Ben Roethlisberger, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and FS1's Shannon Sharpe


The 0-2 Jets play their division rival Patriots, who are 2-0, in Foxborough. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...


DATE/TIME: Sept. 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

NETWORK: CBS

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The Jets are visiting the New England Patriots in Week 3 and it's lining up to be a long Sunday for New York. According to Odds Shark, the Pats are favorites by three touchdowns, -21.5. 

Ouch. 

Being forced to play your third-string quarterback will do that to you, as Luke Falk starts against Tom Brady

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The Browns left last Monday's game at MetLife Stadium with a win over the Jets, but one of their star players also left with a hefty fine to pay.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, a former number one overall pick, was flagged twice during Monday's 23-3 win over the Jets for personal fouls committed against Jets QB Trevor Siemian.

The second foul, which occurred in the second quarter, resulted in Siemian suffering ligament damage in his ankle, ending his first season in New York shortly after it had begun. Garrett fell on Siemian with his full weight, and the quarterback's ankle got caught underneath him on the way down. The injury left the Jets with Luke Falk as their only healthy QB, who will now get the start this weekend in New England as Sam Darnold continues to recover from mono.

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Aug 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to fullback James Develin (46) during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Aug 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to fullback James Develin (46) during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

While Friday's release of Antonio Brown has dominated the headlines for the Patriots, what's gone somewhat under the radar is just exactly how shorthanded New England's offense could be on Sunday against the Jets due to injury.

Fullback James Develin, who the Patriots use heavily in their offense as a blocker and a short-distance runner, has been ruled out with a neck injury.

Sticking on the offensive side of the ball, tight ends Ryan Izzo (calf) and Matt LaCosse (ankle) are both listed as questionable. If both Izzo and LaCosse are sidelined, the Patriots would not have an active tight end, as veteran Ben Watson is suspended for the first four games due to testing positive for testosterone.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets helmet on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets helmet on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

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On Friday afternoon, the Jets announced their all-time team, as voted by the fans. The team will be recognized in a pregame ceremony before the home game against Dallas on Oct. 13th, as part of the celebrations marking the NFL's 100th season.

In an exercise such as this, it's impossible to please everyone. There have been so many great Jets players that there was bound to be some individuals to miss out, whom many would have considered worthy of a spot.

Two main factors always destined to skew the voting process were longevity and recency bias. In many cases, a player might have played at a high level and had memorable moments, but arguably wasn't a Jet long enough to warrant a spot over a loyal team member that suited up for a decade or more. Also, many younger voters may have voted for someone from their own era when there was a superior Jet at the same position in the past they didn't know about.

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Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Antonio Brown era in New England is over.

Just 11 days after the wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Patriots following a quick falling-out with the Raiders, on Friday he was released once again.

"The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time," the Patriots said in a team-issued statement.

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Gase talks preparing for Foxboro 00:02:19
Jeane Coakley spoke to Adam Gase before the team heads to Foxboro to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots with their third string QB.

Four days after the Jets fell to 0-2 on Monday's 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, New York's quick turnaround for Sunday's 1 p.m. road game against the Patriots presents the latest challenge for Adam Gase.

Before Friday's practice at The Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey, the first-year head coach issued several injury updates ahead of the weekend's preparation for New England (2-0).

Among the notables, the Jets remain without veteran linebacker C.J. Mosley, but rookie defensive tackle Quinnen Williams continues to progress as Week 3 approaches.

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Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Patriots already figured to be among the Jets' toughest opponents, but the rich got richer in New England when wide receiver Antonio Brown fell into its lap from the Oakland Raiders at the start of the regular season.

After the Patriots signed Brown to a one-year deal worth $15 million Sept. 7 following his release, he sat out the team's 2019 opener Sept. 8 -- not like New England needed him for its 33-3 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- but made a splash when he debuted Sept. 15 in Miami.

The Patriots (2-0) downed the Dolphins for a 43-0 shutout, fueled early by Brown, who had three of his four receptions on the opening drive, totaling 56 yards and a 20-yard touchdown from veteran quarterback Tom Brady.

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Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk (8) checks into the game against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk (8) checks into the game against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With Sam Darnold missing his second consecutive game with mononucleosis and Trevor Siemian out the rest of the season due to ligament tears in his ankle that he suffered in Monday night's loss against the Browns, the Jets have turned to QB Luke Falk, who will make his first start of his career this Sunday afternoon. 

And what a game to make your first career start it will be, because not only are the Jets on the road, but they will be facing the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Foxborough.

Falk, taken with the 199th pick in the 2018 draft by the Titans, will be taking a similar start to his career as the pass thrower on the opposing sidelines--Tom Brady. Like Falk, Brady was also taken with the 199th pick in the draft, and also made his first career start in Foxborough, Mass--albeit in Foxboro Stadium, and not Gillette Stadium.

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Jalen Ramsey/Trumaine Johnson
Jalen Ramsey/Trumaine Johnson

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Trumaine Johnson has become a weight around the neck of the Jets defense, and his benching on Monday night likely was the beginning of his end. The 29-year-old cornerback likely won't be in the long-term plans, as the Jets continue rebuilding their defense.

But don't expect him to be replaced by Jalen Ramsey, who has asked the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade him. Johnson's albatross of a contract makes it very difficult for the Jets to do that.

That's the part that makes the latest mess with Johnson so bad -- the fact that he's only in Year 2 of a five-year, $72.5 million contract. He's already been paid more than $26 million, and he's costing the Jets $12 million against the salary cap this season. And the way his deal is structured, they might have to endure his presence on the roster for another two years, at least.

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Jamal Adams not happy with fine 00:01:46
Jamal Adams is puzzled after being fined, his response 'Next time I might just tag him on the hip and say, 'He's it' and play tag with 'em'

Jamal Adams might be done calling out the NFL on his social media, but he isn't done taking jabs after his recent fine by the league.

Adams was docked $21,000 by the league for his rougher the passer penalty on Baker Mayfield on Monday night, a call he publicly disagreed with on his Instagram where he said the league is a "joke." 

When speaking with reporters on Thursday, Adams made sure to keep it clean (he said it was "Bull----" in the post) because his mother told him to calm down. However, he did address the play again, and confirmed that he will be appealing the fine.

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Ty Montgomery talks family 00:02:05
Ty Montgomery sits down with Jeane Coakley and talks about his mom, his foster siblings and why Stanford. Get to know the insightful RB

When Luke Falk came into the game Monday night against the Browns, Jets head coach Adam Gase admitted that he was playing it safe. 

That won't happen this week against the Patriots. 

"I really didn't have to adjust much. I was probably being too cautious," Gase told reporters before practice. "...I probably held him back a little bit."

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New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Monday Night Football was a heck of a game for Jets safety Jamal Adams

The first storyline surrounding him following the 23-3 loss for his team to the Cleveland Browns was him being pulled from the game by head coach Adam Gase late in the contest.

Now there's a fine and some backlash to discuss.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates after a sack against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates after a sack against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Jamal Adams may have scared Jets fans Tuesday when he took the team out of his Instagram and Twitter bios. This day and age, that's a main cause for speculation that a player isn't happy with his current situation. 

Adams, though, went on WFAN afterward and didn't say he was displeased with the Jets. Instead, he brushed off the questions about his social media move. 

"It's social media. At the end of the day, it's outside noise. I'm not focused on that," Adams said when Maggie Gray asked what we should make of the changes. 

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Before answering questions during his Wednesday press conference, Jets head coach Adam Gase dished out some injury updates and rookie DT Quinnen Williams had the best one. 

Williams has been dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of Monday Night Football against the Browns. However, Gase says everything is trending in the right direction for him to return to practice on Thursday. 

Gase noted that Williams, the team's No. 3 overall draft pick back in April, won't be at practice today. Instead, he'll be working on his strength and conditioning, but he's expecting him to be back out there with the team tomorrow. That's big news as the Jets will want as many of their best players on the field as possible against the Patriots this week. 

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Ty Montgomery talks Jets 00:01:45
Ty Montgomery sits down with Jeane Coakley and talks about when he knew he wanted to be a football player and why fans should stay positive.

The Jets are signing QB David Fales to back up Luke Falk, a source confirmed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

Fales played under head coach Adam Gase when the Jets' head coach was with the Dolphins.

The 28-year-old Fales has not played a regular season NFL game since 2017, when he played two games for the Dolphins -- completing 29 of 43 passes for 265 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

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 (Jerome Miron)
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As rookie quarterback Daniel Jones takes over the Giants' offense for 17th-year veteran Eli Manning, a decision announced Tuesday by New York, the crosstown starter has an idea of what the transition will be like.

Just last year, fresh off the Jets making him the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Sam Darnold ascended to the top of the depth chart and began his rookie season with the Jets as the team's starter.

Now in his second year with New York while he works back from mononucleosis, Darnold understands that the news can be tough for Manning to process, but the development should only help Jones as the Giants move forward.

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) dos back as Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) defends during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) dos back as Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) defends during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Speaking publicly for the first time since his mono diagnosis, Jets QB Sam Darnold gave an update on his health on Tuesday.

Appearing on The Michael Kay Show, Darnold explained that he's hopeful he can return for the Jets' Week 5 matchup in Philadelphia. 

While Week 5 seems to make sense, with the Jets coming off their early by week, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has noted that Darnold's absence could stretch until Week 7, based on what he's heard from doctors.

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Luke Falk
Luke Falk

The Jets were forced to go to their third-string quarterback in Luke Falk during Monday night's 23-3 loss to the Browns after Trevor Siemian left with what was revealed to be season-ending ligament damage. 

So, with Siemian out and Sam Darnold still fighting mono, head coach Adam Gase has no choice but to go with Falk into Foxborough to face the 2-0 Patriots on their home turf. 

But make no mistake the Jets are definitely looking to add another signal caller before that game.

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Jamal Adams (Noah K. Murray)
Jamal Adams (Noah K. Murray)

If the Jets weren't going through enough with their quarterback situation, injury woes, and falling to 0-2, Jamal Adams added to the pile on Tuesday morning when he removed the Jets from his social media bios on Twitter and Instagram. 

In this day and age, that is to normally send a message to a team. But speaking on WFAN with Maggie Gray and Bart Scott, Adams assured everyone that wasn't the case. 

"It's social media. At the end of the day, it's outside noise. I'm not focused on that," Adams said when Gray asked what we should make of the changes. 

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Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets QB Sam Darnold will remain inactive for Week 3 against the Patriots, but he is making progress in his return from mono.

Darnold, who had been quarantined since his illness was diagnosed, was at the Jets' facility on Tuesday, head coach Adam Gase said, adding that Darnold is "feeling better."

"We will really have a better idea (of when Darnold can return) when the doctors give us the green light that he can progress," Gase said. "The doctors are letting us know when to proceed with him."

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Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jets QB Trevor Siemian, who exited Monday night's loss against the Browns due to an ankle injury, is out for the season, head coach Adam Gase said on Tuesday.

Gase said the injury was ligament related and that there was no break, adding that Siemian will likely need surgery.

While the Jets are now without starter Sam Darnold and their backup, Gase said Tuesday that the team will go with Luke Falk as their starter until Darnold returns -- with the team looking to acquire a backup.

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The Jets' quarterback situation after Trevor Siemian went down with an injury on Monday night got even worse, as Sam Darnold is still fighting mono. That paired with other issues the team is facing has sportsbooks predicting their next contest to be a blowout. 

The Jets are set to travel to Foxborough to face the 2-0 Patriots this Sunday, and New England is an obvious favorite to stay undefeated in this one. But with Luke Falk set to start for the Jets and the Patriots being absolutely dominant in their first two games, the spread is massive. 

The Patriots are giving 22.5 points to the Jets, according to multiple sportsbooks. That spread is unheard of for an NFL game, but with the Pats outscoring their opponents 76-3 so far this season, paired with the Jets' struggles, many believe it isn't far-fetched. 

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