Sam Darnold’s status remains up in the air.
The Jets quarterback is out of his walking boot two weeks after straining his right foot but was a nonparticipant in practice Monday as the team returned from its bye.
Despite remaining a bystander, Darnold was encouraged by the progress he’s made in his rehabilitation.
“I have started jogging,” Darnold said, via the New York Post. “It feels good. It feels great. Nothing for me to complain about. No pain either.”
Darnold initially was hurt in the Jets’ Week 9 loss to the Dolphins, and the team has been cautious with the injury.
Jets coach Todd Bowles insisted it’s too early to tell if Darnold will be able to practice Wednesday, as he described the rookie’s status as “day-to-day, week-to-week.” Sitting out, however, would indicate Darnold isn’t 100 percent, and veteran Josh McCown would make his second start against the AFC East rival Patriots.
“Right now, it’s status quo,” Bowles said.
The Jets (3-7) are slated to host the Patriots (7-3) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.