While New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles did name a starting quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, he is expected to give Josh McCown more playing time.
McCown, who did not get receive any reps at Thursday's practice when the Jets did game-plan prep, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini, played the opening drive last week in New York's 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans, but Christian Hackenberg then played the following eight possessions.
Bowles said he didn't anticipate any lineup changes, but left the door open to it by saying, "we'll discuss it."
McCown completed 3 of 4 passes last Saturday for 72 yards, including a 53-yard play to Robby Anderson that set up a four-yard touchdown pass to Charone Peake.
"He needs practice and he needs some preseason," Bowles said, according to Cimini, of McCown, 38. "I don't think he needs to go every game, all four quarters and everything like that, but he'll play. He needs work."
Hackenberg, the second-year player out of Penn State who did not play in the regular season as a rookie in 2016, went 18 for 25 for 127 yards and was sacked once, however he did not complete a pass longer than 10 yards and and did not lead the Jets to a score.
"I don't want him to force anything," Bowles said. "We have plays built in to throw downfield. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out, but we do have plays in for him to throw downfield."