Bowles theory makes a lot of sense Dan Leberfeld

Some people are perplexed by the logic of the Jets possibly starting veteran Josh McCown at quarterback, with so many young players at other spots.

These people wonder why not go young at quarterback also.

“Even when you go to kindergarten, somebody has to be the teacher,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said about the possibility of starting McCown.

This is a great point.

Watching the Jets’ practice all spring, I can’t tell you how many times McCown helped young receivers line up correctly. He’s like a traffic cop out there. McCown also has rare leadership ability.

So if you have a lot of young players learning on the job, it might be a good idea to have a seasoned veteran quarterback out there to help them move up the growth curve, especially early in the season.

Will they learn a lot playing with a guy on their level?

So you could make a strong argument the Jets should start the season with McCown, let him play until perhaps they slip from obvious contention, and then let Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty take over.

Having McCown on the field, especially early in the season, could be very helpful to the development of all the Jets’ young offensive talent.

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