Jets HC Todd Bowles announced Thursday that rookie QB Sam Darnold will not start against the Bills, but there’s still a chance he could be active for the game, per Manish Mehta.

Bowles did, however, confirm that Darnold is the starting quarterback once healthy.

“Sam’s our quarterback,” Bowles said, per Mehta.

Josh McCown will get the start this weekend.

Darnold is dealing with a foot strain and has been in a walking boot this week, so his status is worth monitoring in the coming weeks.