Jets' QB competition could last through 4 preseason games
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 07, 2018 07:50 AM
New York Jets quarterbacks Sam Darnold, left, Josh McCown, center, and Teddy Bridgewater throw footballs after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
By Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' three-man quarterback competition could last the entire summer.
Coach Todd Bowles says Monday that he has not pinpointed a specific date as to when he will decide between Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold to be the starter in the regular-season opener at Detroit on Sept. 10.
Bowles adds that it's possible he won't make a decision until after the fourth preseason game. The Jets coach could keep the team's starter under wraps until the night of the game against the Lions.
Usually, teams have their starters determined by the third preseason game, when the first-teamers play the bulk of the snaps.
McCown is the incumbent and still is No. 1 on the depth chart. But both Bridgewater and Darnold saw extensive action in practice Monday.