Jets head coach Todd Bowles isn't even going to pretend this is an important preseason game for the Jets. He's already said he'll sit both Ryan Fitzpatrick and his backup, Geno Smith. You can bet they'll be without receiver Brandon Marshall (hip) and a whole bunch of other starters, too.
So what's left to watch when the Jets travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in their final preseason game Thursday night?
Below are three things to keep your eyes on. It's all mostly about the battles to make the final roster -- with one notable exception in the starting lineup -- and the mystery of whether the Jets will actually keep four quarterbacks on their 53.
1.) Final snaps for Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg
Since it seems like Bowles is committed to Smith as the backup, this is likely the last anyone will see of Petty and Hackenberg this season, unless disaster strikes. Hackenberg, in particular, doesn't seem ready to play at all after appearing in and struggling in just one preseason game.
Petty has been better, but not good enough to beat out Smith. Presumably Petty will be the No. 3 and Hackenberg will be the No. 4 this season unless the Jets surprise everyone and just keep three of them. Assuming they do keep four, remember this: These two are under contract for next season. Fitzpatrick and Smith aren't. So this could be a glimpse into the Jets' future.
2.) Which young receivers will make the cut?
The Jets have really been impressed with their trio of young receivers -- Robby Anderson (11 catches, 203 yards, two touchdowns), Charone Peake (9-103-1) and Jalin Marshall (8-77-0). Since the top three receiver spots will go to Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa, would they really want the others to go to three rookies? If they do, it would mean cutting veteran Kenbrell Thompkins.
Of course, Thompkins has battled a groin injury and hasn't caught a pass this preseason, so I suppose that's possible. Then again, with Marshall dealing with a hip issue and Enunwa dealing with a concussion, maybe the Jets want a veteran in the fourth spot? That would make a little more sense.
It all remains to be seen, but it's possible -- and maybe even likely -- Anderson, Peake and Jalin Marshall are competing for just two jobs, and this is the game where two of them can separate themselves from the other.
3.) Who will win the right tackle job?
Breno Giacomini (back) did not sound like a man ready to start the season when he talked last week for the first time all summer. In fact, he made it sound like he was headed for the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which would keep him out the first six weeks of the season, at least. That may not happen, but it sure looks like he'll miss the first week or so, at least, meaning his old job will go to Ben Ijalana or Brent Qvale.
They seem to have taken a fairly even split of the first-team reps this summer, and gotten equal praise from their coaches. So all that's left is one last look on Thursday night.
Qvale, who played 16 games and started one with the Jets last season, may have a slight edge over Ijalana, a former second-round pick who hasn't quite fulfilled his potential. But anything is possible, including the Jets scouring the waiver wire over the weekend and looking into bringing in somebody else.