Jets QB Siemian Out For Season With Ankle Injury

Ryan Chatelain
September 17, 2019 - 1:28 pm

Jets backup quarterback Trevor Siemian will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, coach Adam Gase said Tuesday. 

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Siemian suffered the injury during the second quarter of Monday night's 23-3 loss to the Browns when Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett tackled him following an incomplete pass. Siemian's left foot got caught between the turf and his backside on the way down. 

Gase said Siemian suffered a ligament injury and will likely need surgery.

Siemian was starting in place of Sam Darnold, who is out with mononucleosis. Siemian was 3-of-6 passing for 3 yards on Monday night.

The Jets signed the former Broncos starting quarterback to a one-year, $2 million contract this offseason to give Darnold an experienced backup. Now the Jets will have to rely on Luke Falk, who was signed off the practice squad Monday and had never taken an NFL snap before stepping in for Siemian against Cleveland. Gase said Falk will be the Jets' starting QB until Darnold returns. 

Falk was 20-of-25 for 198 yards with no turnovers against the Browns, but the Jets only scored three points with him under center.