Quarterback Options For The New York Jets
Once again the New York Jets are without a starting quarterback on their roster. Last season the Jets used three quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith, and Bryce Petty. They currently only have Petty and Christian Hackenberg on the starting roster. Last season Petty seen some playing time as he threw for 809 yards, three touchdowns, and seven interceptions in six games. Todd Bowles didn't want to throw Hackenberg out their as there were reports that he couldn't even throw a ball in the ocean. The Jets will look into free agency and the draft to find a quarterback. You can cross two quarterbacks off their list as the Buffalo Bills reconstructed Tyrod Taylor contract to keep him on the team and Brian Hoyer agreed to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Here are some potential options.
Kirk Cousins Washington Redskins- After being tagged a second time and not being able to get a deal done the Redskins might look to trade their young quarterback. The question is do the Jets want to unload draft picks on Cousins and take on his $20 million contract?
AJ McCarron Cincinnati Bengals- The second year quarterback out of Alabama can be another option for the Jets, but the Bengals are asking for a second round pick in return. McCarron played well in seven games last season as he threw 854 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. This can be a perfect target for the Jets but is McCarron ready to be a starting quarterback in the league?
Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers- After having a decent season last season Kaepernick is ready to hit the open market. The quarterback whose National Anthem controversy was the topic of conversation last season is now looking for a starting position. After leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013, Kaepernick has struggled the last two seasons with shoulder injuries. He makes the most sense for the Jets as he can start for years to come and hopefully Hackenberg is fully developed.
Mitch Trubisky North Carolina- With the sixth pick in this years draft the Jets can use that pick on North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Last season Trubisky threw for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns and six interceptions. He's currently projected to be the first quarterback taken in this upcoming draft. Do the Jets want to take that risk again and draft another quarterback? They already have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg who were both drafted the last two years.
Geno Smith New York Jets- After being selected in the second round in the 2013 draft, Smith hasn't been a consistent quarterback for the Jets. He lost his starting job two seasons ago when he was punched in the jaw in the locker room. Last season Smith had a chance to redeem himself but tore his ACL and was out for the year. If the Jets miss out on all these other quarterbacks expect the Jets to re-sign Smith.
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