Mary Mornhinweg, the Jets offensive coordinator, had said he hoped a leader would emerge quickly in the Jets quarterback competition so that a starter could take command of the offense.

Rex Ryan doesn't expect that to happen by the end of the Jets' mandatory mini camp next week, though.

"I don't think we're close to that right now," the Jets coach said. "And obviously the process, you don't have to make that move," Ryan said. "Until we feel 100 percent comfortable with that decision we'll just leave it to competition."

Ryan did not think there's been a clear-cut leader through OTAs, and insisted that Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez are still splitting reps with the first string. Sanchez has piloted a majority of the first-string snaps during each of the OTA practices available to the media.

"It's way too early to say, sometimes this guy looks good sometimes this guy looks good," Ryan said.

The final decision will also be made by Ryan.