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Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterback depth chart. At this point Womens Charles Harris Jersey , though, he might as well be No. 100.With each practice, it appears increasingly likely that rookie Sam Darnold will be the starter when the regular season kicks off in three weeks. Not that McCown has done anything on the field to hurt his chances of retaining the job.It's simply a matter of circumstances.McCown is 39 and been there, done that. Darnold is 21, was the third overall pick in the draft, has immense talent and is considered the future of the franchise — and that future could be now. He has shined in his last several practices and will likely start Friday night against the Giants in the team's third preseason game."Like I said the whole time, obviously, we traded up to (No.) 3 to draft a quarterback to get Sam because there's a plan in place," McCown said. "So we understand that."That "plan" has been to give Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater the bulk of the work in the preseason and see how they perform. So far, so good — and that means McCown could slide down the depth chart very soon.Coach Todd Bowles hasn't announced a regular-season starter yet, and says he might not do so until after the fourth preseason game. From all indications, it's trending in Darnold's direction. But McCown isn't necessarily reading into the fact Darnold is getting the bulk of the first-team snaps and that is causing the perception that the rookie will be the starter."No, I mean, obviously, he's younger Xavien Howard Jersey ," McCown said. "I was taking these kind of reps when he was 4 years old."Actually, Darnold was 5 when McCown was in his first NFL training camp with Arizona in 2002. But, point made."He needs the work and it's good for him," the veteran said. "Every rep is a great rep for all of us, there's no doubt about it."Sure, he wants to start, but McCown is a realist. He knows his days as an NFL player, let alone starting quarterback, are dwindling."My goal for this is for the quarterback room to play well," said McCown, who signed a $10 million deal in the offseason to return to New York. "And if that's me playing out there, I want to play the best football that I can play. If that's Sam or that's Teddy, whoever that is, that's the ultimate goal."Last summer, McCown also saw limited action in the preseason as the Jets tried to give Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty the opportunity to seize the starting gig. Neither could and McCown was the clear starter.Darnold and Bridgewater have provided a different type of competition http://www.thedolphinslockerroom.com/aut...lan-jersey , a three-man race that is quickly becoming a two-man show — with McCown in the background."It's fun to be out there playing and there's no substitute for that," McCown said. "That's why we do it. At the same time, when you look at things from that prospective, if you can help be a part of finding that guy that can be that guy for this franchise for a long time, that means something to me, that's competitive to me. That's what we get up for work to do, that's what makes it fun."I don't feel like the forgotten guy because we're busy every day working, and working on those things. That's all that matters."McCown has been in just about every situation imaginable throughout his professional career, which is entering its 17th year.He has been a third-round pick, an up-and-coming passer, a backup, a starter and a place-holder in his stops with 10 teams. He spent one year out of the NFL and played in the United Football League. McCown has also spent time as a volunteer coach for a high school team in North Carolina.He has graciously handled the many ups and downs during his career. Those experiences help McCown balance his competitive nature and the willingness to help those trying to take his job."I think for me, it's just a personal thing," McCown said. "At the end of the day, you go to work and you work as hard as you can and you help as many people as you can. And when you lay down and you can have peace in your heart at night Womens Jakeem Grant Jersey , and you know that I did all I could that day, and then you sleep good. That's what I learned growing up and that's all I know."McCown takes nothing for granted and that's something he has stressed to the young players in camp, and not just the quarterbacks. He's the closest example of a player-coach you could find in the NFL, a mentor who seems destined to be in charge of a team someday.McCown's days of leading from the huddle might be about over, though.And, he's OK with whatever happens next."At this point in my career, I don't know how many more years of this will happen, so you treasure every moment," he said. "I think when you keep those things in perspective, there are days — nobody is perfect — there are days when you want to take every rep and you look back and you go, 'Man, I wish I was just starting out again,' but (you put it) all in perspective. It's been fun and I enjoy being a part of this group. Todd sets a great tone and tempo every day for us and it is just an honor to be a part of it."So that is really what keeps me going and what allows me to come and enjoy it and not get caught up in anything else." The term tanking has been used, but I prefer to use rebuild. The Dolphins are planning on acquiring young talent instead of paying for overpriced veterans this offseason. The team needs to find a quarterback, as Ryan Tannehill is not expected back next season and he also expects not to be back. It’s highly unlikely the Dolphins will get a chance to draft one of the top quarterbacks in this years draft Mark Duper Jersey , which is why their aiming to get their future franchise quarterback in next years draft. It’s probably going to be a rough season, but hang in there and hope that the team can find some talented prospects.You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.Miami Dolphins tanking in 2019 for high pick in 2020 draft | Miami HeraldThe Miami Dolphins don’t plan to work at losing games in 2019 but do plan to put a team on the field that will likely lose and that is how they will be tanking with an eye on getting better in the future.Brian FloresBrian Flores' career as coach marked by personal approach - NFL.comWho is Brian Flores, the man expected to be named the Dolphins' next head coach? Jim Trotter examines the current Patriots assistant, whose approach is as much about life off the field as it is about production on the field.Dolphins Wide ReceiversDolphins WR Danny Amendola on Brian Flores and Kliff Kingsbury hirings [Video]Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola joins Charles Robinson on the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast to discuss the presumptive hiring of New England Patriots defensive coach Brian Flores as the next Dolphins head coach. A Texas Tech alum, Amendola also speaks to the Arizona Cardinals hiring of former Red Raiders HC Kliff Kingsbury.Phinsider News You May Have MissedMiami Dolphins News 1/31/19: Howard Has Heard About The Trade Talks - The PhinsiderWelcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.What will Jerome Baker’s role be in Brian Flores’ new hybrid defense? - The PhinsiderJerome Baker outperformed expectations as Miami’s WILL linebacker under Matt Burke, serving an important role. How will that role change in Brian Flores’ defense?Retain, Tag, or Walk? - Cameron Wake - The PhinsiderA look at Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake ahead of free agency.Tanking as clickbait: Call the Dolphins rebuild what it is - a rebuild - The PhinsiderThere are so many articles and conversations out there right now indicating the Miami Dolphins are planning to "tank" their 2019 season in an effort to position themselves for a top draft pick in...

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