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Sam Darnold will start for Jets vs. Dolphins, Gase says

NEW YORK — Sam Darnold will start at quarterback for the New York Jets on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Coach Adam Gase made the announcement Friday after Darnold’s injured right shoulder progressed throughout the week. Gase says barring any setbacks, Darnold will be back under center to try to lead the 0-10 Jets to their elusive first win.

Darnold missed the past two games against New England and the Los Angeles Chargers as Joe Flacco started in his place.

“It’s been a good week for Sam,” Gase said. “From the last time that we were going through a week before that New England game, the way he’s throwing the football right now, you can tell there’s a big difference as far as the control, the velocity, his change of pace on throws.