FLORHAM PARK, NJ – New York jet coach Todd Bowles will not announce his quarterback decision until next week, but he said he has a "good idea" who will start the regular season.
Also his players. 19659002] Rookie Sam Darnold, who has started the last two preseason games, is the heavy favorite. Two players told ESPN that Darnold will take office as incumbent Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater.
"You somehow know where the river goes," said one player.
Bowles said on Sunday that he collects input from his coaches before making the call. He will not base it on one or two games, but rather on a full review from the spring and summer.
"It's not a union-gathering convention," said Bowles, who has the final say in the landmark rulings. "They have a sense of where I am from the point of view of training.
" As a coach, we will meet and get together. I have my ideas in my head that I will keep to myself at this time, but I have a good idea.
When asked if he was up against the decision, Bowles said, "Not really, no. "1
Darnold, third in the standings, has confidence in his team The coaching staff's winning in-game: His preseason-passer rating is a pedestrian 83.9, but he impressed the organization with his attitude, accuracy (64 percent graduation rate), and mobility.
All three quarterbacks held onto the corporate line, over earnings
"I mean, I would not be disappointed and would not be surprised," said Darnold, who played nine out of the twelve possessions, "During my brief career as a football player, I have seen many things. Teddy and Josh are great players, so I would not be surprised. At the same time, everyone wants to play quarterback, but that's not my job [to decide]. "
Bridgewater is intriguing because he might be a trading lure, and on Sunday he dodged a question about trading speculation and said," Right now, I live in the now. "
Bridgewater, who mainly plays backups, completed 74 percent of his passes and scored 104.7 points, proving that his surgically repaired knee is healthy.
Meanwhile, McCown has" He was the forgotten man, as he has seen no action in the last two games. He said it did not bother him that Darnold got the vast majority of reps. "
" If you pick someone number 3 and he's a freshman, obviously he'll get a lot of work because he needs it, "said McCown. " It was a great work for Sam. He has improved every day. It was great to watch.
One year ago, McCown was the first starter of the week after the second and third pre-season games. The hope was that Christian Hackenberg would take over the job, but he played badly
This time around, the jets do not need McCown as an alternate.
On Sunday, the jets have added a fourth quarterback, rookie John Wolford, who was a non-roster player in his rookie minicamp said Wolford, formerly of Wake Forest, is a practice squad candidate and could face the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night Wiping service.
To make room for Wolford, the jets dispensed with the broad receiver Lucky Whitehead with an injury designation.