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Jets may be torn over veteran-versus-rookie approach at quarterback

A persistent rumbling has lingered throughout training camp and the first half of the preseason, as it relates to the quarterback decision for the Jets. And, if anything, the noise is growing as Week One approaches. The Jets can go with two different approaches. They can throw rookie Sam Darnold onto the field, having him [more]

Todd Bowles still plans to wait to name his starting quarterback

Jets coach Todd Bowles continues to have a trio of candidates for the starting quarterback job. He continues to intend to wait as long as possible to pick one. “I have some ideas in my head, but I’ll wait until [after] the last two preseason games,” Bowles told reporters on Saturday. Bowles added that he [more]

ESPN sees ratings rise for preseason opener

ESPN announced some rare NFL ratings good news after showing its first game of the 2018 preseason last night. This morning ESPN said the Jets-Washington game last night drew a 2.1 overnight rating, an 11 percent increase over last year’s preseason opener, which was Buccaneers-Jaguars on August 17, 2017. New York and Washington are bigger [more]

Washington-Jets game had good helmet rule calls and a bad helmet rule call

The Thursday night games between Washington and the Jets had, somewhat surprisingly, no fights. It also had three examples of incidents involving the league’s rules regarding helmet use. Two were good. One call was bad (or, at best, a correct interpretation of an overly broad rule). The good calls both came against Jets linebacker Frankie [more]

Jets quarterback situation remains “cloudy”

After two preseason games, the Jets’ quarterback forecast is no more clear than it was entering training camp. Rookie Sam Darnold played with the starters for the first time and threw his first interception — which coach Todd Bowles took the blame for — and Teddy Bridgewater added one of his own, leaving them no [more]

Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater happy to take a hit against Washington

It’s been a lengthy road back from the devastating knee injury that nearly ended Teddy Bridgewater‘s career two years. And while Bridgewater is playing in real football games once again – even if they’re only preseason games – the concern over whether his legs could withstand the dangers of football collisions lingered. Even for Bridgewater [more]

Sam Darnold plays entire first half, ends night with interception

The Jets gave Sam Darnold the start at quarterback in Washington on Thursday night and the rookie played the entire first half before giving way to Teddy Bridgewater. Darnold’s night wound up covering three possessions and ended with his first interception of his NFL career. Washington defensive back Deshazor Everett tipped a pass inteded for [more]

Samaje Perine hurts ankle at end of big run

Washington lost running back Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in their preseason opener and another member of the backfield left early in Thursday night’s game against the Jets. Per the team, Samaje Perine is being evaluated for a sprained ankle after getting injured on his first carry of the game. Rob Kelley got the [more]

Alex Smith plays one drive in his Washington debut

Alex Smith didn’t play in Washington’s preseason opener and he didn’t play much in their second preseason outing. Smith started against the Jets on Thursday night and led the team to a field goal in his first game action since being traded by Kansas City this offseason. That game-opening drive turned out to be his [more]

Sam Darnold starting for Jets tonight

Talk all week was that Sam Darnold is closing in on the Jets’ starting quarterback job. Well, the rookie has the job tonight. Darnold will start against Washington, ESPN reports. The former USC star spent this week working with the first-team offense, so the move comes as no surprise. Veteran Josh McCown started the preseason [more]

More talk that Sam Darnold is closing in on the Jets’ starting job

Since rookie quarterback Sam Darnold ended his brief holdout and signed with the Jets, there’s been a steady drumbeat of talk that he has a good chance of earning the starting job in Week One. Now Darnold is looking like not only does he have a chance, but he’s the favorite to start when the [more]

Blue Lives Matter not interest in working with Gang Green

The Jets recently reached out to pro-police organization Blue Lives Matter about a potential partnership. The group told Gang Green to get lost. “Although I’d love to work with an NFL team right now I feel it is not the right time,” Blue Lives Matter founder Joe Imperatrice told Jets executive Anthony Bulak in email [more]

Terrelle Pryor continues to take the high road

Jets receiver Terrelle Pryor had a rough day on Tuesday, from being heckled by Washington defenders to facing a pulled punch from safety D.J. Swearinger that induced a flinch to being called out by Jets coach Todd Bowles for talking about Pryor’s ankle injury. Pryor took the high road on Tuesday, and he’s taken it [more]

Jets place Ben Ijalana on injured reserve, sign Gino Gradkowski

The Jets won’t have tackle Ben Ijalana in Thursday night’s game against Washington because of a shoulder injury he suffered when the two teams held joint practices this week. Ijalana won’t be available for any of the Jets’ other games either. The team announced on Wednesday that Ijalana has been placed on injured reserve. Ijalana [more]

Report: Jets not expected to play Brian Winters in preseason

Guard Brian Winters played almost all of last season with an abdominal tear that he said left him unable “to be the type of player” he was in the past. That player was one who did well enough to land a four-year contract extension with the Jets before last season and Winters said he plans [more]

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