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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets stock-market report: Rising — QB Teddy Bridgewater, WR Tre McBride, WR Charone Peake, LB Jordan Jenkins and S Doug Middleton. Falling: T Brent Qvale, G/C Jonotthan Harrison, WR Chad Hansen, LB Frankie Luvu, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, CB Juston Burris and PK Cairo Santos. Holding steady: QB Sam Darnold.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Notable snap counts from last night: QB Teddy Bridgewater played 30 snaps (57 percent). Sam Darnold got 23 snaps (43 percent). C/G Jonotthan Harrison led the way on offense (46/87) because he did double duty, playing with the starters and backups. TE Jordan Leggett played 15/28 in his preseason debut. Chad Hansen (22/42) finished third among the receivers, but he played with the backups. S Terrence Brooks (41/64) led the defense. Notably quiet: David Bass, their leading sacker among linebackers in 2017, had only two special teams snaps, none on defense. LB Dylan Donahue (14/22) also played sparingly.

Keyshawn warns Jets to not start Darnold Week 1 (1:12)
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Bridgewater: Making the most of my reps

New York Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater reflected on his time with gang green so far, how it felt to take some hits and why he feels he's making the most of this opportunity.

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Sam Darnold: Feeling more comfortable

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold spoke about his chemistry with the starters, his increased confidence in calling the plays in the huddle, and more.

Witten: Darnold making it hard for Jets to sit him (0:47)
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Jets' Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

Sam Darnold threw an interception and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback in his first preseason start for the New York Jets, who lost to the Washington Redskins 15-13 on a last-second field goal Thursday night.

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Bowles: Jets' QB competition remains 'cloudy'

As expected, Sam Darnold got the start and played the entire first half before yielding to Teddy Bridgewater in a 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.

Hopkins' 5th FG wins it for Washington (0:18)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The big takeaway on the Jets: Their quarterback situation is as unsettled as ever. Did someone say controversy? It was a mixed bag from rookie Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater, setting up a fascinating decision in two weeks for Todd Bowles. Frankly, Bridgewater looks like the best QB on the roster, but you can bet Darnold will get another chance to win the job. The rookie threw a red-zone interception in an otherwise solid performance, but his inexperience jumped out on a few plays. Could the Jets trade Bridgewater? Anything is possible at this point.

Peake makes great catch on Bridgewater's TD (0:49)
Darnold starts strong, but ends his day with INT (0:27)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold is human, after all. The rookie QB experienced a couple of red-zone hiccups in the first half, including an interception. Darnold (8-for-11, 62 yards) generated only three points in three possessions. This complicates the Jets' QB situation, as Darnold missed an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the starting job. He showed his inexperience on the interception. On fourth-and-1 from the 20, Darnold didn't read the safety (Deshazor Everett), who undercut the route and tipped the ball in the air. It was picked off by Troy Apke. Earlier, Darnold took a third-down sack in the red zone. No word on whether he'll start the second half.

Darnold throws 1st professional INT (0:31)
Perine comes up limping after big run (0:26)
Redskins 1st rounder Payne sacks Darnold (0:30)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Five things I'll be watching tonight against the Redskins: 1.) Sam Darnold. Can he build on last week's strong performance? The Redskins saw him up close for three days, so they probably developed a feel for his game and tendencies. This will be a good test for the rookie, who can take a big step toward the starting job. 2.) Teddy Bridgewater. The trade speculation will really heat up if he has another sharp outing. 3.) The offensive line, down two starters (LT Kelvin Beachum and RG Brian Winters), is a big question mark. 4.) TE Jordan Leggett will play for the first time since last preseason, a chance to make a statement in the tight-end competition. 5.) Trent Cannon. Will he get another chance to return punts? Will he catch them?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' offensive line is the source of growing concern. Backup swing tackle Ben Ijalana was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after hurting a shoulder in joint practices with the Redskins. Starting LT Kelvin Beachum (foot) already is out and likely will miss the remainder of the preseason, leaving Brent Qvale as the current starter. He started last week's game, but he doesn't have the athleticism to play the left side. If he doesn't play well Thursday night, the Jets might have to shop for left-tackle insurance or maybe move Dakota Dozier to left tackle. By the way, RG Brian Winters is expected to miss the preseason with an undisclosed injury, the NFL Network reported. Imagine if this line has to protect a rookie QB. Uh, oh. To fill Ijalana's roster spot, the Jets signed veteran C Gino Gradkowski.

Stephen A. not buying Darnold hype (1:29)

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