Three Jets players tell Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link) that there are concerns in the locker room regarding the state of the quarterback depth chart. After the draft, coach Todd Bowles declared that Geno Smith will be the team’s starting quarterback and there isn’t much faith in him amongst Jets players. Meanwhile, rookie Christian Hackenberg doesn’t offer strong fundamentals and Bryce Petty‘s time at Baylor didn’t give him real experience in a pro-style offense.
Let’s check in on a few other items from around the NFL’s East divisions…
- When veteran pass rusher Justin Tuck announced his retirement back in February, he indicated that he planned to ink a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Giants. That will officially happen this Friday, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.
- Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post explores whether it would make sense for the Giants to pursue a trade for disgruntled 49ers tackle Anthony Davis, who is a New Jersey native. David remains on San Francisco’s reserve/retired list and would need to be reinstated before any trade could be completed, but he doesn’t sound enthusiastic about the idea of returning to the Niners.
- While the Bills made the right call in extending left tackle Cordy Glenn, working out new contracts for quarterback Tyrod Taylor and cornerback Stephon Gilmore may be a little trickier, as Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News writes.
- Linebacker/safety Su’a Cravens says that Washington “didn’t even look my way” leading into the draft (Twitter link via Alex Marvez of SiriusXM). However, Cravens says he’s excited about how things turned out.
Zach Links contributed to this post.