“Josh is one, Teddy [Bridgewater] is two, Sam is three right now,” Bowles said, via Pro Football Talk. “That’s what I can tell you.”
Darnold just signed his rookie contract, so he’s obviously behind McCown and Bridgewater.
“The competition has been underway, it didn’t just start today, it started on Thursday when we reported for camp,” Bowles said. “[Darnold] has got some work to catch up and do so, throughout the course of preseason that will take care of itself and we’ll go from there.”
- Mike Reiss of ESPN writes that the biggest winners when it comes to WR Julian Edelman‘s four-game suspension appear to be WR Phillip Dorsett, TE Jacob Hollister and RB Rex Burkhead.
- According to Reiss, the Patriots offense showcased its “pony” grouping of having two running backs on the field at the same time during Monday’s practice.
- The Patriots also had a two-tight end package with Rob Gronkowski and Hollister to go along with James White and Dorsett.
- Reiss says that Dorsett has stood out early in camp and he has taken advantage of Jordan Matthews, Kenny Britt and Malcolm Mitchell dealing with injuries.
- If the season were to begin today, Reiss believes the Patriots would have Chris Hogan and Dorsett as their two-receiver set pairing with Cordarrelle Patterson being worked into the mix.
Ravens first-round QB Lamar Jackson says he’s looking to show people that he’s a quarterback on Thursday when they take on the Bears in the Hall of Fame game.
“That’s the first thing I want to show off,” Jackson said, via Pro Football Talk. “And just show the growth from college to my new chapter.”