The next few weeks and months are all about one thing for the Jets, really - the preparation for The Sam Darnold Era. It's going to begin at some point. The Jets believe it will be glorious.
The only question is: When?
The answer won't come this week at the Jets' mandatory, full-team minicamp where veteran Josh McCown will almost certainly take most of the first-team reps. But this is still a big step in the evolution of Darnold and the continued rebuilding of the Jets.
With that in mind, here are the most important storylines to watch:
1. How quickly will Sam Darnold progress?
So far everything has been so good with Darnold, but starting with this week's camp and even moreso in the summer, the heat will be turned up on him to see just how fast he can get ready. The Jets have not ruled out the possibility of him starting the regular season opener if he proves to be their best option.
He's certainly shown a strong arm and a veteran-like poise during spring drills, and players seem to like and respect him - always important for a quarterback. He got a lot of work too, getting nearly twice as many snaps as the other two quarterbacks in the practices that were open to the media (albeit mostly with the second team).
What comes next is really up to him. He'll get sporadic snaps with the first team, plenty of opportunities with the second team, and the more he picks up and the better he plays, the faster the track he'll be on.
2. The rest of the quarterback depth chart
These two are obviously related, but there are interesting things not directly affected by Darnold. For one, McCown is obviously more ready to be the Jets' starter. But he is 38 and has had an up and down career. If he starts to struggle or show signs of a decline, it could open the door for Darnold even earlier.
Or perhaps it could open the door for Teddy Bridgewater, who is the real wild card in the Jets' quarterback room. Bridgewater looks healthy, but spring drills are light. How will his knee hold up during more intense practices? And can he recapture some of his old form?
For three days, the answers to those questions will likely be positive. The summer is the bigger test for him.
3. Who are the quarterbacks throwing to?
The Jets have 13 receivers on the roster, but are any of them any good? Or how about reliable?
Quincy Enunwa is coming back from neck surgery, Robby Anderson is facing a possible season-opening suspension, newly signed Terrelle Pryor has an ankle injury, and Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart are coming off disappointing rookie years.
So the Jets have Jermaine Kearse, who is not a prototypical No. 1 receiver, and a lot of questions. The organization has high hopes for this group, particularly Stewart and Hansen. This camp will be the first chance to gauge who is ready to step up and play.
4.Where's the pass rush?
The Jets are very hopeful it will come from Leonard Williams, after a disappointing two-sack season. He's the last remnant of what was once a powerful and dangerous defensive line.
Despite the attrition up front, though, the Jets oddly did not pursue the edge rusher they so obviously needed this offseason. They've got a group of players like David Bass, Dylan Donahue, Josh Martin, Jordan Jenkins and Lorenzo Mauldin whom they hope will emerge, but who seem like marginal starters so far. They'll certainly get an opportunity in a wide open competition that begins now.
Someone will have to rise to the top of that pile. If not, defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers will have to get very creative with his defensive scheme.
5. Can the Jets expect anything out of the rest of their rookie class?
They hope so, but it's hard to imagine given the few picks they had and some of the apparent reaches they took.
Their best hope probably was their fourth-round pick, tight end Chris Herndon. But now he's got the additional baggage of having been arrested for DUI. Assuming he doesn't end up suspended, he'll at least battle last year's rookie Jordan Leggett for the vacant starting job.
Beyond that, there are longshots. The Jets do have high hopes for their third-round pick, DT Nathan Shepherd, but it could be a big jump to the NFL from Fort Hays State. Their three sixth-round picks (CB Parry Nickerson, DL Folorunso Fatukasi and RB Trenton Cannon) are more likely to help in future years or this year on special teams.