Phase three here we come. It doesn’t sound all that exciting, phase three, but it is. Starting on Tuesday the Jets QB’s will see live action against the defense. There will be no contact, but it is the first step in a QB battle that will certainly dominate the headlines once training camp starts later this summer.
Randy Lange explains phase three this way:
Phase Three is the next step and in fact the final step of the offseason for the Jets. In the final four weeks of the program, the Jets and all NFL teams can conduct 10 days of organized team practice activity — OTAs, of course. Live contact is not allowed but 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills are permitted. In Week Four, the offseason schedule wraps up with the veteran minicamp from June 13-15.
The Jets are limiting the access for the media and I have to say that is a good thing. We need as few stories as possible about Christian Hackenberg throwing an interception during a 7 on 7 drill.
This roster is young after the offseason purge. Now they have a few weeks to see live action (minus contact) before minicamp in June.
If you missed it Glenn Naughton breaks down some questions facing the NY Jets as they head into phase three.