A look a the snap count totals for the Jets in their season-opening loss show the competition at right tackle has carried into the regular season. There was a rough split of the snaps between Ben Ijalana and Brent Qvale. Ijalana played 55% of the snaps against Cincinnati, while Qvale played 45%.
Even though Todd Bowles indicated this was a possibility in the lead up to the game, I was a bit surprised to see this happen. Typically, one guy plays the whole game since chemistry and continuity are important along the offensive line. It is not clear whether this is a permanent arrangement, or whether one guy will eventually take over as the full-time starter until Breno Giacomini returns. Perhaps it is a situation where one player could play himself into or out of the job with performances that stand out either positively or negatively.
The full snap count totals for the game on offense are below.