Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Darnold has a “very fair shot” at nailing down the starting job before the start of the regular season as he is “further along than they thought” he’d be at this point. HC Todd Bowles has installed Josh McCown as the team’s No. 1 with Teddy Bridgewater running as the No. 2 in training camp.
Keep an eye on Darnold in Thursday's preseason game as he gets a chance to go against the Falcons defense. It's been reported Bowles may prefer to start a veteran to try and win games to keep his job while ownership may be leaning to throwing Darnold in the fire immediately.