Todd Bowles has “good idea” who his starting quarterback will be

AP

The Jets haven’t announced a starting quarterback for Week One. But a decision is coming, and the team’s head coach seems to be leaning in one specific direction. Even if he’s not revealing his lean.

“As coaches, we’ll meet on it and we’ll keep meeting on it,” Bowles told reporters on Sunday. “I have my ideas in my head, which I will keep to myself at this point. But I have a good idea.”

Bowles added that he’s not struggling with the decision, and that he’ll listen to his assistant coaches before making a final decision.

“I don’t think it happens in a week,” Bowles said. “It happens throughout the course of spring and summer. I always get their opinions. This is not a state of the union meeting-type of thing. I think they have a feel for where I am from a coaching standpoint. You tell the players when you tell the players, and you kind of go from there. It’s a little bit of a [double]-edged sword. It’s good that the players know when they know, but they haven’t been told anything for the record.”

They likely haven’t been told anything not for the record, either. But it’s coming soon. In little more than a week, preparations will commence in earnest (and in New Jersey) for the Week One game against the Lions, and one of the three quarterbacks will be taking the first-team reps in practice: Sam Darnold, Josh McCown, or Teddy Bridgewater.

15 responses to “Todd Bowles has “good idea” who his starting quarterback will be

  1. I love how Bowles always (ask any Jets fan) acts like he is sitting on some top secret info he is unable to reveal for…………er, reasons? He sees Bill Belichick doing it, maybe?

    It is pretty obvious he is going to play Darnold, who got the lion’s share of the work with the ones over the 2nd/3rd preseason game. I personally think it’s a mistake with the Offensive line being such a liability and having two capable veteran QBs capable of keeping the team competitive while he learns from the bench. They still can, of course trade Teddy B.; perhaps he is keeping the option of playing him if they do not make a trade in his back pocket, I guess we will soon find out.

    It is far from the worst or most annoying instance of him not revealing something we either know or suspect; it’s just predictable at this point…

  2. Darnold will be ok playing the patriots….their best corner will probably be benched for some unknown reason by Belichick.

  3. The sad truth is if Mark Sanchez was still on the team he would beat out all three of them for the starting job. The Jets QB situation is by far the worst in the NFL. I would even take the Browns QB roster over the Jets. I hope they do something valuable with the first pick in the draft next year.

  4. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    August 26, 2018 at 7:17 pm
    The sad truth is if Mark Sanchez was still on the team he would beat out all three of them for the starting job. The Jets QB situation is by far the worst in the NFL. I would even take the Browns QB roster over the Jets. I hope they do something valuable with the first pick in the draft next year.
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    Your going to need to work a lot harder than that if you are going to troll Jets pages. That effort is so weak it’s sad that it is the best you could come up with.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 26, 2018 at 6:46 pm
    Belichick is going to eat Sam Darnold alive
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    Is this the sixth article you did a copy and paste on for that comment? I yawned and fell asleep after the fourth time I saw it so I am not sure if this five or six.

  6. Darnold may be the only rookie under center when week 1 starts. But really when and if Teddy B gets traded, then it will be automatically about being Sam’s job for sure.
    Josh Allen looked horrid as really Bills may need to not jump on the J.A. bandwagon just yet.

  7. Doesn’t matter who they start. Lions defense looks so bad, they couldn’t defend a High School team……..Lions fan.

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