Trevor Siemian is prepared for his alternative with the Jets. 

The 27-year-old is predicted to be the Jets’ beginning quarterback for no less than the subsequent few weeks after Sam Darnold was recognized with mono Thursday. Siemian mentioned filling in for the second-year signal-caller throughout a press convention later within the day. 

“I honestly felt for Sam,” Siemian advised reporters, through SNY. “That’s a tough deal, man. Just because I’ve seen him, since I’ve been here the last several months, put his heart soul and mind into this. It’s been kind of rewarding for me, because I feel like I was a young player and seeing (Darnold’s) progress from Year 1 to Year 2, I was excited for him and I still am. He’s not going anywhere. He’ll be back soon, but that was the first thing I thought of, feeling for Sam and hoping he makes a speedy recovery.”

Siemian signed a one-year, $2 million take care of the Jets in March. He had a 13-11 document as a starter with the Broncos from 2016-17 however didn’t seem in a recreation whereas with the Vikings final season. 

“Just do my job, run a clean operation and get the ball in the end zone. It’s pretty simple,” Siemian stated about beginning for New York. “We now have so many gifted gamers that I’m going to lean on, Jamison (Crowder), Robby (Anderson), Ryan (Kalil), all people up entrance has a ton of expertise, so I’m lucky in that sense. I can lean on these guys and it makes my job fairly easy.

“I’m champing on the bit to compete and be on the market with the blokes. I’ll simply say I really feel snug. … I’m excited to play this week, I’ll say that.”

The Jets additionally activated Luke Falk from the observe squad and he’ll function Siemian’s backup with Darnold out. 

“We’ve got such a mentally tough team and so many good players. These guys are built for this,” Siemian stated. “Sam, I know he’s not hurt, but we’re going to have a couple injuries this year, that’s just the nature of it, but this team is built to handle it.”

New York will host the Browns on Monday.

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