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You're going to learn who will win this job.
You're also going to learn that it doesn't matter.
You need to avoid this mess from the beginning.
Forget the individual quarterbacks for a moment—we'll get to Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith and Greg McElroy in a minute.
This offense doesn't engender confidence. At best, it feels like Chris Ivory—if healthy—will carry the load for whoever is under center. Training camp is only going to reinforce that this is not a high-flying passing offense.
Santonio Holmes was on pace for a solid year in 2012, but so far his tenure with the Jets has been unimpressive. On top of that, he's still struggling with a foot injury, so we might not even see him this summer. Stephen Hill had issues adjusting to the NFL and the accompanying media last season, is coming off knee surgery (which was still plaguing him in June) and has had issues with drops this summer.
Jeremy Kerley struggled as well during minicamp.
Dustin Keller is gone, leaving oft-banged up Kellen Winslow Jr. and Jeff Cumberland as tight ends.
It's not a pretty picture.
If you get Sanchez as the winner of the starting job (which is the expectation at this point), you get a quarterback who regressed horribly last season, got yanked for a backup and turns the ball over far too much.
If Smith wins, you get a decent quarterback who is fairly raw, has to get used to being under center versus the shotgun, needs to work on sensing pressure and got worse as last season went on at West Virginia. He has the tools to be a solid quarterback in the NFL, but it will take some time.
We saw Greg McElroy last season and while he wasn't awful, he wasn't starter material either. It's hard to imagine Matt Simms making the roster, much less starting.
None of this paints a pretty picture for fantasy owners. By the end of camp, you won't feel better about it either.