28. New York Jets (Play Monday Night)
First off, when looking at how long it’s taken the New York Jets to feel confident in finding a quarterback to potentially build the franchise around, it’s tough not to feel bad over the news of Sam Darnold getting mono.
Time will tell when it comes to seeing how the Jets will adjust on offense since Darnold is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks while recovering, but it will certainly be interesting to see how Trevor Siemian looks on Monday when facing the Cleveland Browns.
From Siemian’s perspective, Monday night is the perfect opportunity for the quarterback to prove himself worthy of being a starter in the NFL after all those missed chances during his previous time with the Denver Broncos.
Siemian making his first start since 2017 in front of a national audience will bring a ton of extra pressure to the table, but hopefully he can take advantage of having Le’Veon Bell to work with in the backfield.
Part of the reason why the Jets were so excited about signing Bell in the offseason was due to his ability as both a running back and receiver to cause all sorts of problems for opposing defenses.
To help take some of the extra pressure off Siemian, here’s to hoping that Bell breaks out with a big game on Monday to put New York in better position to take down Cleveland.