EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Yes, Christian Hackenberg can toss the ball within the sea. Ends up he is able to even hit a couple of big puddles.
QB depth chart: McCown, the presumptive Week 1 quarterback, began the sport and orchestrated a touchdown drive on his only possession. He was near to perfect, finishing 3 of four passes (one drop) for 72 yards. McCown demonstrated deep-ball precision, hitting Robby Anderson on the 53-yard explosive device — something we have not observed in training camp. He completed the drive having a 4-yard touchdown pass to Charone Peake. It was only a tune-up for McCown search for him to experience more in a few days. Bryce Petty (2-for-6, 17 yards) cleared up, also it wasn’t pretty.
That guy could start: Outdoors linebacker Josh Martin (one sack, one QB hit, one fumble recovery), that has been benefiting from first-team reps used, replaced Jordan Jenkins and displayed burst around the edge. Both outdoors-linebacker positions are available, also it would not be an unexpected if Martin works his distance to the bottom defense.
Lots of hands: 14 different players — 14! — caught a minumum of one pass. That’s outstanding, for the preseason. Now you ask ,: Did the youthful receivers step-up? Anderson and Peake exhibited in limited action, but nobody else really leaped out. Sooner or later, the leading office will need to decide whether or not to ride using the kids or generate an experienced.
New offensive coordinator John Morton did not ask Hackenberg to complete an excessive amount of, a good method to break him in. Can Hackenberg overtake Josh McCown for that beginning job? No, that isn’t going to take place within the preseason, however this game wasn’t about this. It was about seeing progress from Hackenberg, and that he demonstrated that.
If this was starters versus. starters, the Jets looked …: They really appeared as if a good football team. Shall We Be Held surprised? Yeah, a bit, thinking about the ragged performance through the offense within the first couple of days of coaching camp. It had been a little sample size -Body possession — so let us refer to it as an infant part of the best direction. Actually, the final time they scored around the first having the preseason was 2003. The beginning defense was sharp in 2 series, forcing two punts. Defensive finish Leonard Johnson (one sack) would be a animal, and linebacker Demario Davis looked faster than previously, creating a nice tackle in pursuit.
Rookie watch: It had been quiet night for safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, who performed solely using the starters. Adams had one hiccup in run support, filling the incorrect gap and allowing a 9-yard run. With Matt Forte (hamstring) and Bilal Powell (neck) sitting out, Elijah McGuire got an opportunity to show his stuff using the starters. As he had room to operate, which wasn’t frequently, he would be a split-second slow towards the hole. He carried out with 7 yards on six carries. Pass-rusher Dylan Donahue is at uniform but did not play. Pointless was handed.
The 2nd-year mystery man clarified some questions within the New You are able to Jets’ preseason opener Saturday night at MetLife Stadium, delivering a decent performance in the first game action each year. Hackenberg completed 18 of 25 passes for 127 yards within the 7-3 make an impression on the Gambling, his only turnover a botched snap.
One good reason to worry: The important game was nonexistent, fullbacks Julian Howsare and Anthony Firkser each dropped a pass and Lachlan Edwards shanked a 14-yard punt. Sorry, that’s three good reasons.