At 3-8, the New York Jets are effectively out of the playoff hunt for the eighth year in a row. The Jets are expected to spend the rest of the season evaluating their young players to figure out who will be in the team’s plans in 2019.

Fortunately for the Jets, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold might play again this week in a road game against the Tennessee Titans (5-6). Darnold had strained his foot on Nov. 4 in a loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Darnold practiced for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday and Thursday in a limited capacity, per the Jets’ injury report. Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said Darnold looked “focused and ready to play,” according to the New York Daily News.

Backup Josh McCown, who filled in for Darnold in a 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots (8-3) last week, was also limited on Wednesday and Thursday.

Head coach Todd Bowles said the healthiest quarterback will start for the Jets against the Titans.

The Jets traded up to the No. 3 spot in the 2018 NFL Draft to take Darnold, then a highly regarded prospect out of USC. Darnold has shined during stretches but has had a poor rookie campaign overall. He has completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,934 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.