With all the non-stop Darrelle Revis chatter coming from the Jets organization on Tuesday, we almost neglected to mention an actual football development.
Rex Ryan said veteran quarterback Mark Brunell has a “lock” on the backup quarterback job, ending any competition with Kellen Clemens before it started.
The move is no surprise, but has to be sobering to hear for Clemens. It wasn’t only last April he sat atop the Jets depth chart, but it’s been four years since he was called the Jets “quarterback of the future” when Eric Mangini drafted him No. 49 overall.
The Jets could consider keeping Clemens as a highly paid ($1.176 million) third-string quarterback, although it seems just as likely they will cut him at the end of the month.