Jets head coach Todd Bowles said his decision to name a starting quarterback for Week 1 is "cloudy" through two preseason games.
Between the experienced Josh McCown, newcomer Teddy Bridgewater and rookie Sam Darnold, Bowles has two more preseason games to determine what they all bring to the table.
And if it was up to former Jets wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, he would pick Bridgewater over Darnold.
"I can't do no Josh McCown, I can't do nothing with him. I got Teddy Bridgewater," Johnson said on ESPN's "Get Up!" on Friday. "I want to win. I want to at least win some games. I don't want to, just cuz the guy's a 15-year veteran or whatever he is. I'm happy with Ted Bridgewater being my backup. Josh McCown, you're nice, you can be a good teacher, but I got Teddy Bridgewater that can teach [Darnold] too. He's a veteran also."
Through two preseason games, Bridgewater has showed he is healthy from a devastating leg injury that forced him to miss most of the past two seasons. He has completed 17 of 23 passes for 212 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
But given he is on a one-year, $6 million deal, he is only a short-term option compared to Darnold, the rookie out of USC whom New York drafted third overall in April.
Darnold is 21-of-29 for 158 yards, one touchdown and one interception after two preseason games, earning the start over Bridgewater on Thursday against the Washington Redskins.
But when the Jets open the regular season against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 10, Johnson warned against starting the rookie.
"He's gon' get killed -- K-I-L-T," Johnson said. "You don't want that, you just don't want that, that's not what you want."