The Jets will line up opposite the Buccaneers in 25 days to open the 2013 season. Who will be under center for the Jets remains a mystery.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said yesterday the team has no timetable for naming a starter and is not committed to naming a starter next week as many people expect. Normally a team wants its starters set before the third preseason game when the starters typically play into the second half.

“That’s usually it but that’s not set in stone that that’s an absolute must that that still has to happen” Ryan said yesterday. “We might still be in the evaluating stage for all the positions.”

The battle between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith has been the story of the spring and summer for the Jets. Some speculated the competition would be decided in June but here we are getting deep into August with no puff of smoke from Ryan’s office.

Ryan would not say whether anyone has taken the lead in the quarterback competition.

“I think it’s too early to say is this guy leading or whatever” Ryan said. “Again the competition is not complete. We’ll go through the competition and I’m confident that the right decision will be made.”

Ryan won’t even say which quarterback is starting Saturday against the Jaguars in the team’s second preseason game. Sanchez started the first preseason game last week against the Lions which would make it logical Smith will start this week.