Josh McCown the most likely Jets’ starter for Week 1?
Veteran quarterback Josh McCown is more than holding his own against a counterpart who is 18 years younger.
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reported on Tuesday that McCown has been the best quarterback in New York Jets training camp and is showing “no signs” of losing his grip on the starting job.
McCown, 39, is competing against 21-year-old rookie Sam Darnold, who was drafted by the Jets with the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft. Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is also in the mix, but Vacchiano notes that the Jets are “much more likely” to turn to Darnold should McCown eventually fall out of favor.
A recent report suggested that Darnold had a good chance of starting Week 1. But for now, it sounds like McCown, a 15-year vet who started all but three games for the Jets in 2017, may eliminate the need to baptize Darnold by fire.