Cimini points out that Bridgewater remains a trade candidate, especially if the Jets are comfortable moving forward with McCown and Darnold.
Cimini also notes that the Jets’ offensive line is not suited to protect a rookie quarterback since LT Kelvin Beachum and RG Brian Winters are dealing with injuries, while the team is learning a new blocking scheme.
Lastly, Cimini does not think the Jets’ schedule is fit for a rookie quarterback, considering that they open Week 1 with a Monday night game and have a Thursday night Week 3 game for a total of three games in just 11 days.
Jets HC Todd Bowles said CB Trumaine Johnson strained his hamstring during Thursday’s preseason game and was held out of Saturday’s practice as a “precaution.” Bowles went on to say that Johnson will “hopefully” return soon. (Rich Cimini)