The third preseason game is when the starters get the biggest share of the playing time, and that was true of the Jets in their game against the Giants last night. The starting offensive line actually stayed in the game after the top skill players left.
In some ways, the first half snap totals help to show the hierarchy of the team.
#Jets 1H snap counts with Darnold (of 32)— PFF NY Jets (@PFF_Jets) August 25, 2018
L. Thomas 5
A. Roberts 4
At the tight end position, everybody got an opportunity, and nobody played well. Terrelle Pryor might be looking at the number three receiver spot, and his touchdown catch will not hurt his case there. Tre McBridge also seems to have a role.
Now let’s move to the second half snap totals courtesy of the NFL.
This seems ominous for a few people. The one that jumps out to me is Chad Hansen. ArDarius Stewart tripled his snaps in this third preseason game. That can’t say good things about his chances.
What sticks out to you?