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Jets quietly brought in Tom Savage for a visit

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That’s two-man race for the quarterback job could soon have a third candidate.  In theory.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets quietly brought former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage in for a visit last week.  Mehta calls it the most intriguing of the team’s 30 pre-draft visits.

Indeed it is.  Last year, the Jets used a high second-round pick on Geno Smith.  This year, they pounced on Mike Vick in free agency.

Smith and Vick will compete this year for the starting job.  Adding Savage to the mix could give him a chance to wow the coaching staff right away, Russell Wilson style.

Or it could mean that, come next year, Smith and Savage will battle for the job.

Savage has generated plenty of buzz in recent weeks.  He declined an invitation to attend the draft, which suggests that the powers-that-be within the NFL believe he’ll definitely go in the first three rounds, at worst.

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12 Responses to “Jets quietly brought in Tom Savage for a visit”
  1. gobiggreen says: Apr 29, 2014 3:15 PM

    why not? we dont have a franchise quarterback yet. Barring some amazing outburst of talent, Geno ain’t it. Get a guy and let him sit on the bench learning

  2. thepftpoet says: Apr 29, 2014 3:19 PM

    Tom Savage = Brandon Weeden 2.0

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2014 3:31 PM

    He’s the same age as Blaine Gabbert. What took so long?

  4. kingokra says: Apr 29, 2014 3:32 PM

    Who? Is he a new assistant coach or something? Wasn’t he the kid in “Princess Bride”?

  5. micknangold says: Apr 29, 2014 3:33 PM

    Why not? They really should bring a rookie QB in, and.or see if they can kick the tires on a vet with some game experience. No reason not to go into the offseason program without 3-4 QBs.

  6. patriotsarespygaters says: Apr 29, 2014 3:39 PM

    lol rex stays kissing the hoodie’s ring…

  7. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 29, 2014 4:05 PM

    To have a “franchise quarterback,” you’d first need to have a quality and cohesive organization.

  8. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 29, 2014 4:12 PM

    “Wonder Years” comes to New York

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2014 4:13 PM

    Jets brought him in quietly because they didn’t want to become the object of ridicule.

  10. charmcitychampions says: Apr 29, 2014 4:45 PM

    Not sure why people are all over this guy. Do these so called experts actually watch college football games each week? Or do they just watch cut up films on youtube and do mock drafts on message boards?

    Savage looks the part, but his play on the field is mediocre. Nothing I have seen from his games suggest he is a QB of the caliber that should be selected early in the draft…if at all. But he is 6’5 and has a strong arm so he will get a shot. But being a QB is so much more than that…but all the Kiper wannabees forget that the closer it gets to draft day.

  11. turfczar57 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:00 PM

    Good size, big arm. Can’t miss. Sounds just like Browning Nagle.

  12. fordmandalay says: Apr 29, 2014 5:52 PM

    Draft him and give him Sanchez’s number so Rexie can still justify his tattoo

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