Boomer: 'Not Humanly Possible' That Darnold Will Be Ready To Play Sunday


Boomer Esiason doesn't expect to see Sam Darnold under center Sunday. 

Esiason and Gregg Giannotti reacted Tuesday to the news out of One Jets Drive on Monday that Darnold has been cleared for noncontact drills but his status for Week 5 against the Eagles is still in question.

"I'm telling you, there's no way their quarterback is playing this week against Philadelphia," Esiason said at the start of the "Boomer and Gio" show. "No way. He's just not ready yet. It's just not humanly possible, I think, for him to be ready to go under the current set of circumstances with all the things that they're telling us about what he's allowed to do and what he's not allowed to do. So it looks like it could be another long week for Jet fans as they get ready to play against the Philadelphia Eagles."

Added Giannotti: "Yeah, from what I heard yesterday, it would have to take a miraculous turnaround for Sam Darnold to be playing against the Eagles. I mean, the fact that he was cleared for light, noncontact football activities and that was the best that they could do — he can't even lift weights, he can't get hit, they're still worried about the size of his spleen, all these things.

"It's not a good situation for Adam Gase, either, because he's got to decide on who's getting the reps, what's going to happen, 'Am I getting Luke Falk ready for this game? Am I getting Sam Darnold ready for this game?'"

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold passes against the Falcons on Aug. 15, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Images

Boomer and Gio agreed the season couldn't have got off to a worse start for the Jets, who are 0-3.

"They are one of the teams that is stuck, like, in this place of neutral," Esiason said.

To listen to the open from Tuesday's "Boomer and Gio" show, in which the guys also discuss Mickey Callaway's future with the Mets, Vontaze Burfict's suspension and more, click on the audio player above.