What to Watch for in Tonight’s Jets vs. Eagles Preseason Game

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July 27, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Greg McElroy (14) look on during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

Tonight, the Jets take on the Philadelphia Eagles in their annual preseason game. As this is the final week of the preseason, you won’t see very many familiar names. The Jets are going to start some of their younger starters, but we won’t see any of Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow. There are a couple of things that will be worth watching. Here are some things to watch for:

THIRD STRING QUARTERBACK

Tonight is the night for our third string quarterbacks, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms. We have seen very little of McElroy this preseason, and we have not seen any of Matt Simms, so it will be nice to see these guys get out on the field and get some in-game reps. Is there a competition? It’s hard to tell. Many have said that Simms is just there to be a camp arm, maybe practice squad, but fact is that Simms is still on the roster. The Jets are not likely to carry 4 QBs so anything is possible, and it will be interesting to see these guys split the game and do battle.

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