Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold completed nine of his 11 passes for 89 yards in the team's scrimmage at Rutgers on Saturday.
Darnold, who reported to camp later than others as he continued to iron out the details of his rookie contract, led the Jets on offense for four drives. McCown started the game and played one drive, going 3-for-3 for 69 yards and a touchdown. Bridgewater completed all seven of his passes for 53 yards.
"He got a lot of work with the third group," coach Todd Bowles said of Darnold, according to the New York Post. "That was our plan, to play a lot of the young guys tonight. It's part of catching him up to speed. We'll look at the film, and we'll see what happened. He's grasping the offense pretty well, and we'll go from there."
Those around Darnold have taken notice his ability to utilize his mobility to make plays on the run.
"He's an athletic guy," Kearse said. "He's just as accurate on the run as he is in the pocket. That's something that he'll utilize to his advantage. It will help to extend plays in situations where he gets forced out of the pocket. It allows us to find areas to get open. He keeps his eyes down the field. That's a good thing for us. We just have to find the open areas for him to deliver the ball."
In 14 games with USC last season, Darnold threw 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.