FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets ‘ competition at quarterback is wide open — or at least that’s the message coach Todd Bowles tried to convey after the first practice of training camp.
As for the specifics of the competition, Bowles declined to provide any details.
“We don’t have a starter, regardless of who goes first, who goes second, who goes third,” said the Jets coach, alluding to the practice rotation. “They’re all getting a chance to play. We’ve got a lot of evaluating to do.”
On Day 1, Josh McCown took the first-team reps, followed by Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. It sounds as though there will be some sort of rotation in the early stage of camp. Again, Bowles wouldn’t say. The only thing he acknowledged is that it’s “not possible” to have an equal, three-way competition. There are simply not enough practice reps to go around.
“It will work itself out,” Bowles said.
Bowles, trying to foster competition across the board, didn’t want to anoint a favorite at any position. But let’s be real: Based on experience, McCown is the favorite, although Hackenberg will get a legitimate chance to win the job.
Hackenberg (14 reps) probably had the best…
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