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.