The Jets will release their first depth chart of the summer on Monday, but already posted some quick details on the team’s website (Lange, August 4).
- Geno Smith is listed as the No. 1 QB, with Michael Vick at the No. 2.
- Running backs Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are all listed as first-teamers.
- Stephen Hill is the second wide receiver, with Greg Salas third and Saalim Hakim, Quincy Enunwa and Michael Campbell among “other.”
- Jalen Saunders is the only rookie listed among first-team players.
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Bent, TheJetsBlog.comA couple of interesting things I noted were as follows:
The depth chart lists Marcus Zusevics as ahead of Brent Qvale and Tim Fugger ahead of AJ Edds. However, based off recent practices and the green/white scrimmage, that no longer appears to be the case, so this might already be a few days out of date. I also note that Patrick Ford is listed as the third string left tackle, whereas he’s actually been playing at guard at least for the last few days.
I wouldn’t read too much into Calvin Pryor not being listed as a starter. It is normal for the team to demote anyone who has been unavailable. Bilal Powell was listed as a starter ahead of Chris Ivory for the same reason last year, for example. The fact Geno Smith is listed as a starter is more notable because last year, they refused to commit to a starter, listing Geno Smith/Mark Sanchez as the number one.
Being a third-stringer doesn’t necessarily rule out your chances of winning a starting role. Austin Howard was listed behind Wayne Hunter and Dennis Landolt on the first depth chart of 2012, but ended up starting every game.