Garrard retirement boosts Sanchez: And then there were two. Actually there are still four quarterbacks on the New York Jets roster, but only two that are expected to compete for the starting job. After David Garrard announced his retirement Wednesday, it became clear that Mark Sanchez is going to start the season on Gang Green’s roster — despite recent pronouncements to the contrary. As for whether he’s taking snaps in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … that’s not so certain. This roller coaster still has a few more ups-and-downs before we get back to the station.
Weeden starts at No. 1: If you listen to Browns general manager Michael Lombardi talk about his team’s quarterback situation, it would seem that Brandon Weeden is playing for his football life. However, if you watch how Weeden is being handled, the opposite seems true. The second year QB opens OTAs as Cleveland’s No. 1 option, which doesn’t seem surprising considering the other options are the chronically-inconsistent Jason Campbell and the woefully-unproven Thaddeus Lewis (who has just one NFL appearance in two seasons). Management may be trying to convince the world that a QB competition is afoot, but we’re not totally buying it right now.
Robinson takes QB snaps: Jacksonville Jaguars
quarterback running back wide receiver hybrid option Denard Robinson took snaps out of the shotgun Wednesday, though head coach Gus Bradley was coy on what that meant for Robinson’s role in the offense. It could be a glimpse into the myriad things the team has planned for the multi-talented athlete. Or it could be a complete smokescreen. Robinson will be one of the toughest players to evaluate from a fantasy perspective since the Jaguars are likely to keep us guessing all summer as to how they will use him.
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