Just a few weeks ago rookie quarterback Geno Smith said he’s confident he can win the starting quarterback job. Embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez—he of the 52 turnovers in the past two seasons—said he’s going to win the starting quarterback.
So who’s it going to be?
Well, as of now, it looks like both win. The New York Jets have issued their preliminary depth chart on Monday, ahead of their first preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Friday.
Nothing too surprising with the Jets’ preliminary depth chart, but there are a couple of noteworthy things: third-year running back Bilal Powell, who’s having an impressive training camp, is listed as the Jets’ No. 1 running back. With Chris Ivory still sidelined with an injury, Powell has made a name for himself, but that may change once Ivory returns to the lineup.
Also, Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley, are listed as the starting receivers ahead of Clyde Gates, who is having an excellent training camp, and veteran receiver Braylon Edwards. At the tight end position, the Jets decided to go with Jeff Cumberland as the No. 1 tight end, with Kellen Winslow behind him.
Of course this depth chart is subject to change.