Jets head coach Todd Bowles may know in his head who he wants starting Week 1, but he's going to wait until these final preseason games before he makes a final decision.
Bowles got to see Darnold and Bridgewater in action on Thursday, giving him more tape to watch to determine what to do with his quarterbacks room. McCown didn't see any time in the bout against the Redskins, but that was expected as the Jets look to get Darnold and Bridgewater more reps.
"I have some ideas in my head, but I'll wait till the last two preseason games," Bowles told The Post's Greg Joyce on Saturday.
Darnold was given the start on Thursday, but he didn't see results like the ones in his first game. He went 8-for-11 for 62 yards and had a tipped ball land in the hands of a Redskins defender for an interception.
However, Darnold still thinks it was a good outing.
"After watching the tape, I thought I managed the game really well," he said.
And even though he may not be on the field to get his own reps, McCown has enjoyed watching Darnold's progression as he gets acclimated to the NFL. He's come away impressed early on.
"I don't want to put any undue expectations on him, but I've been very impressed with him, I'll be honest with you, of any rookie player I've been around," McCown said. "He's been impressive how he's handled information from the classroom to take it to the field and take it to the game, he's done an excellent job of that."
Bridgewater hasn't made things easy for Bowles, though, as he has showcased his elusiveness and accuracy in his two appearances. On Thursday, he went 10-for-15 for 127 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
That is why Bowles wants to see more in-game reps as well as practice reps before he makes the final decision on his quarterback.