NFL.com Staff | Tags: Three and out, Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns, David Garrard, Geno Smith, Jason Campbell, Mark Sanchez, Matt Flynn, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson
Jets open QB competition: Let the games begin! The New York Jets will begin the task of sorting their tangled quarterback situation. Mark Sanchez, for one, is excited about it. Gang Green’s incumbent starter says he’s “thrilled” for the chance to compete and says there’s “no doubt” that he’ll be the starter again in 2013. Most observers predict the race for No. 1 will be between Sanchez and newly-drafted Geno Smith. But there’s also veteran David Garrard to contend with. It’s likely going to be some time before this is all settled. Watch this space for more.
Browns won’t name a starting QB: The hiring of Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland might be causing sleepless nights for quarterback Brandon Weeden. The Browns new head coach is reluctant to name the second-year signal-caller as the team’s starter for Week 1. This offseason, the team brought in veteran Jason Campbell to challenge Weeden for the job. This competition won’t have the same fanfare as the one in New York, but it could be just as intriguing to watch.
Flynn is ‘presumed starter’ in Oakland: For the moment, the Raiders have squashed any appearance of a quarterback competition. General manager Reggie McKenzie says Matt Flynn is the team’s “presumed starter”. That doesn’t bode well for their evaluation of Terrelle Pryor. The team also drafted Tyler Wilson, but he’ll have to really wow the coaches to get a sniff of the starting job. With this situation mostly settled, it should pencil Flynn in as a lower-end No. 2 fantasy option — though it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him as waiver wire fodder in plenty of leagues.
– Marcas Grant
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