Jordan, the backup to Justin Thomas for the past two years, was the No. 1 going into the preseason and was coming off a foot injury that kept him out of the second half of spring practice. Jordan missed practice the first part of this week with a shoulder injury suffered in Saturday’s scrimmage, but was “full go” Thursday, Johnson said.
Marshall, who was the No. 3 quarterback last year, was elevated to the No. 1 spot in Jordan’s absence in spring practice.
“I think he’s just more confident, more experienced, getting more reps, just like all of them,” Johnson said of Marshall. “When Matthew went down and Jay was out (earlier in the preseason), he and Luke got all the reps.”
Jones has been out in recent days with an injury, but Johnson said he expected him back for Friday’s practice in advance of Saturday’s scrimmage.
“Anytime you don’t practice, you hurt yourself in a competition, but he’ll have a chance,” Johnson said. “He’s coming back (Friday). He’ll have a chance Saturday in the scrimmage.”
Johnson did say his mind could change before the opener.
“It’s fluid,” he said. “I can change my mind (Thursday night) coming home.”