On Monday, coach Todd Bowles said he expects to announce the opening-day starter next Monday, and it'll be a major upset if it's not Josh McCown. Neither Christian Hackenberg nor Bryce Petty has challenged for the job, making it a no-brainer, barring injury.
Bowles gave Hackenberg his shot last Saturday night in Detroit, and it was a major disappointment. In five possessions, he completed only two of six passes for 14 yards. His misread the defense on the third play, resulting in a vicious sack/fumble. That he escaped injury was a small miracle. Through two games (13 possessions), he has yet to lead the offense to points.