What will the Jets do at quarterback?

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Mike Glennon picked the Bears. Brian Hoyer picked the 49ers. So where are the Jets when it comes to the quarterback position?

With Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg the only options on the roster, the Jets need to do something. They could bring back Geno Smith, which has caused plenty of Jets fans to punch themselves in the face, Enempali style.

The Jets also could pursue Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepernick. One month ago, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reported that the Jets aren’t expected to pursue Cutler, but that was before Glennon and Hoyer said “no thanks” and the Bills decided to keep Tyrod Taylor.

Jeremy Bates, who coached Cutler both in Denver and Chicago, now serves as the quarterbacks coach in New York. If the Jets are comfortable with Cutler’s ability to handle the media microscope, why not bring in a guy who is clearly better than their other options?

Then there’s Kaepernick. A favorite of Rex Ryan when he coached the Jets, Kaepernick is available. But he brings political baggage, even though he reportedly will stand for the anthem in 2017.

Jets owner Woody Johnson, a Trump supporter and presumptive ambassador to the United Kingdom, may want nothing to do with Kaepernick’s politics. Plenty of fans may not want anything to do with him either, and the possibility of alienating a chunk of the fan base will be a concern for any team that gives Kaepernick a job.

Still, Kaepernick is still clearly better than Geno Smith. So why would the Jets go in Geno’s direction?

As one source put it earlier today, “Because they are the J-E-T-S, Jets. Jets. Jets.”

23 responses to “What will the Jets do at quarterback?

  1. The jets wont do nothing in this FA for one simple reason. They are in rebuilding mode. So they will pursue only players that fit long term. they will tank this season, and pick, hopefully, first next year, when the QB class is expected to be better.

  2. It used to be that the Jets would look up in the AFCE and see the Pats. Now in order to even spot the Pats they have see around BOTH the Bills and Phins, and 2nd place in the division looks like a fond memory in the future,

    Pathetic owner, Pathetic franchise, but loyal fans (God bless their weary souls) Despite all of Fraudger’s manipulations, the authors of the original “deflategate” (for which they were fined $7500),they still remain a laughing stock in the league.

  3. If any team signs Kaepernick it would be suicide by fan-base. Before his whole squatting during the anthem thing, he might have been accepted somewhere. Now, any GM would be a fool.

    Welcome to the CFL Colin Kaepernick.

    Jay Cutler would be a good QB for the Jets, but he’s going to command a huge price.

  4. Nobody wants Kap. Watch him go unsigned. He offended a LOT of people last year. Nobody wants that kind of embarrassment for their franchise. Plus, he pretty much sucks at football, so there’s that.

  5. If they were smart the GM goes to the owner and shows him Sam Darnold. It’s unfortunate but Todd has got to be the sacrificial lamb. Let’s hook him up with a bonus for coaching a 1-15 team. We have to suck and go get the stud

  6. So I think the Chiefs should go out and get Romo to block the Broncos from getting him and then trade Alex Smith to the Jets for a conditional late round pick. A win/win for both. Gives the Chiefs a better down field passer, keeps Romo away from the Broncos, and the Jets get a competent veteran bridge QB (for less than Glennon btw…crazy) to mentor whomever they pick in this year or next year’s draft.

  7. The Jets missed out on Glennon, Taylor and Hoyer? Guess they’ll have to cancel the Super Bowl parade. Not sure they can recover from those superstars signing elsewhere.

  8. #1Jets fan..I think the jets should trade Richardson for macaron that trade makes really good sense they’re both in their last year it would give the Jets a chance to sign him long term if he works out he has playoff experience I think he’s the best quarterback out there option wise.. If the Jets like him then they can resign him long-term of course Cincinnati would have to send a draft pick along with McCarron for the deal to be fair

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