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Jets podcast: Overrated things at training camp

NFL: New York Jets-Training Camp Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets had Tuesday off. It was their first day down in training camp after four straight days of practice. The last practice was notable because it was Sam Darnold’s first. With the rookie quarterback in camp, optimism is once again high in the Jets fanbase. This is an exciting training camp.

Not to temper this enthusiasm, but on today’s podcast we look at five things in training camp you should avoid getting too excited over. At this time of year, imaginations run wild with the potential of breakout players. A few positive reports from training camp help this process along. Still, we should pump the brakes a bit when we hear certain things.

The show goes into details explaining why first team reps, compiled quarterback statistics, production from players low on the depth chart, beat writer tweets, and reports of strong practices aren’t always what they might seem to be.