The Jets open the season on Monday, Sept. 10 against the Lions. Here's where things stand with the race to be the starting quarterback...
IN THE LEAD: Josh McCown
He's still No. 1 on the depth chart, but the 39-year-old is frozen in time and barely hanging on to his job. He can only win this job by default, as he waits to see if Sam Darnold is ready and if Teddy Bridgewater is healthy. He's already losing first-team reps in practice and likely won't play much in preseason games.
SECOND STRING: Sam Darnold
He took a big step towards winning the Opening Day starting job with his impressive preseason debut last Thursday night, and should get just as much playing time on Thursday night in Washington -- possibly even as the starter. He's been taking many of the first-team reps in practice this week. The preseason games will tell his story, but it feels like it's only a matter of time before the Sam Darnold Era begins
THIRD STING: Teddy Bridgewater
He's been the afterthought in this QB competition and likely trade bait, but that was before he showed everyone last Thursday night that he's still got it after a two-year layoff. Impressive, poised, and looking as good as he used to be, Bridgewater could be a sneaky longshot here if Darnold can't get ready in time.