"Adding some stability to their long-term quarterback situation, the Jets quietly extended the contract of newcomer Patrick Ramsey, who will compete with Chad Pennington for the starting job in training camp," wrote Cimini in Tuesday's Daily News. "Ramsey, acquired in a March trade with the Redskins, was due to become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season, but he received a one-year, $2.1 million extension through 2007."
But Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum just tilted the even playing field. Remember both Ramsey and Bollinger were entering the final year of their deals in 2006. Since Ramsey got an extension, and Bollinger didn't, the team has clearly decided they like Ramsey better than Bollinger.
So much for an open competition.