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The continued games at quarterback

By Luis Tirado Jr.
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 19: Bryce Petty #9 of the New York Jets drops back to pass during the third quarter of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions on August 19, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jets 16-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 19: Bryce Petty #9 of the New York Jets drops back to pass during the third quarter of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions on August 19, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jets 16-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 3 of the preseason, the New York Jets still don’t have a clue at what to do with their quarterback situation. Let the games continue.

So far after just a few weeks into the preseason, the New York Jets are doing some bizarre things when it comes to their quarterback situation. By all accounts, while head coach Todd Bowles hasn’t come out with his final decision as to who will start the regular season, turns out he doesn’t even know who will be under center against the New York Giants this week.

It’s pretty weird since the majority of NFL teams tend to use the third week of the preseason as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. This is usually where starting teams play well into at least the third quarter of a football game with the fourth quarter given to those still fighting to make the final 53-man roster.

But leave it to the Jets to mess that up, too. Going against the norm, not only has Bowles not decided on his Week 1 starter but doesn’t seem to know how to handle reps in training camp either. Again, most teams take what’s left of training camp to hone the craft of their starting units.

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Every competition for starting roster spots have been determined for the most part and those that have excelled in training camp will get the majority of reps.

When it comes to the most important position on the team, instead of focusing on quarterback Josh McCown working with the first-team unit since clearly, he’s their best option to start, for some mysterious reason, Bowles is giving those reps to both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.

Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets, here is what Bowles had to say as to the reasoning behind it:

On if they count the quarterback reps before practice…

No, I don’t count the reps. We count the plays and which quarterback goes in. We don’t count which quarterback goes in. We see who wants to get what and what we need certain people to do and we put them in and do that.

On how they will determine which quarterback will start against the Giants…

We’ll sit down and talk about it and make our decision depending on what kind of game plan and what we’re trying to work on offense. I’ll determine it that way.

On if all three quarterbacks will play on Saturday…

We’ll sit down and talk about it. It’s still early.

Still early? The regular season kicks off in just a matter of weeks and Bowles still isn’t sure on what direction to head in. Again, most teams already have all that figured out by now but the Jets, who will more than likely have the worst season in franchise history, are already starting things off on the wrong foot.

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