Sam Darnold will begin training camp third on the depth chart behind Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater Steve Grogan Jersey , head coach Todd Bowles said Thursday. But the No. 3 overall pick isn’t expected to stay there long.
Darnold will get a chance to compete for the job.
“We’ll see what happens at the end of training camp,” Bowles said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
Vacchiano quotes a team source saying Darnold as a “real chance” to open the season under center. Darnold has taken first-team reps Jordan Whitehead Jersey , impressing the Jets with how he’s handled everything so far.
“We threw the whole playbook at him,” Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said. “Just like the same with Josh and Teddy. If you treat them like a rookie, they will become a rookie. We threw the whole book at him to see what he can handle Nick Boyle Jersey , what he needs to work on.”
Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas are winners of the 2018 Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America for work as an NFL assistant coach.
Bugel spent 27 of his 32 NFL seasons as an assistant coach and is best known for building Washington's famous Hogs offensive line unit as the Redskins won three Super Bowls under head coach Joe Gibbs.
Kansas City defensive backs coach Thomas, a Pro Football Hall of Famer as a player, is in his 38th season as an NFL assistant coach. He has been lauded for his ability to develop players in the secondary.
Bugel and Thomas are the 11th and 12th recipients of the Dr. Z Award Mark Andrews Jersey , which was instituted by the PFWA in 2014.
Other 2018 nominees for the Dr. Z Award were Bobb McKittrick, Jim McNally and Dave Toub.