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Jets coach Todd Bowles admits ‘tough decision’ for Week 1 starter at QB

Todd Bowles, Jets

The New York Jets have a lot of decisions to make before the regular season starts with the biggest surrounding their starting quarterback.

Todd Bowles has liked what he has seen from Teddy Bridgewater, Josh McCown, and Sam Darnold so far through training camp and he still says it is a completely wide open race for who will start week one against the Miami Dolphins.

“We’ll see how the preseason goes,” Bowles said via The New York Post. “Like I said, I’ll make my decision when it happens. I’m not going to jump to any conclusions after one game. I’m going to take my notes and watch practice and compare with the coaches and we’ll come up with a decision. It’s a tough decision. We’ve got three good players and we’re happy to have them.”

Before the first game of the preseason for the Jets, McCown was first on the leaderboard, and Bridgewater played before Danold, but it still seems like it is probably a two-man race. It’s hard to imagine where the Jets decide to go against McCown and don’t pick Darnold.

Darnold looked impressive in the first preseason game even if he was playing against the second and third stringers. He completed 13-18 passes for 96 yards and one touchdown.

In Sunday’s practice, it was Darnold who received most of the first time reps so that might be a sign of things to come even if Bowls said the competition is still wide open. There are still three more games for this to get sorted out and chances are it will become very clear in the next few weeks who’s team it’s going to be this season.