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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Josh McCown wants to mentor young Jets quarterbacks

Josh McCown

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown is probably the favorite to win the team’s starting job, but he has other goals as well.

McCown said Wednesday that he wants to help mentor young Jets quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

“You don’t really know something until you have to teach it,” McCown said, via Connor Hughes of NJ.com. “I want to give away what I can because, ultimately, it will help me be a better player, and it will also help Hack and Bryce.”

Make no mistake, though. McCown wants to be the team’s starter.

“That’s the goal. You go in to compete and win the job,” McCown said. “If it changes, it changes. My mindset is to come and learn the offense, do everything I can to master it this spring and training camp. Then, if I’m the guy, play the position as well as I can until it changes.

“Obviously, as a competitor, you don’t expect that to change. You don’t want that to change. I plan to go out and play well.”

Hackenberg and Petty haven’t really displayed any signs of being ready to start, but that hasn’t stopped one Jets legend from calling for one of them. Odds are he’ll have to settle for McCown.

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