Where will the Jets turn for a quarterback?

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The Jets wanted quarterback Kirk Cousins. They didn’t get him. They viewed Case Keenum as a potential fallback option. They won’t get him, either.

So what will they do at quarterback?

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News notes that the focus will now shift to signing Josh McCown or Teddy Bridgewater, or taking a rookie high in the draft. The Jets currently hold the sixth overall pick.

The Jets could (should) sign a veteran and draft a rookie, ideally with McCown continuing in his role as starter and becoming the mentor for the rookie. McCown told PFT Live last month that he’d embrace that task, if it were entrusted to him.

If the Jets are looking at taking a quarterback in round one, they may need to worry about other teams targeting quarterbacks. The Bills currently are sitting at No. 12, and they apparently plan to try to move even higher in order to land a franchise quarterback of their own.

So the Jets may need to be thinking about trying to move up, too, in order to ensure that they don’t end up falling in love with a young quarterback and then facing him twice per year, as a member of the Bills.


23 responses to “Where will the Jets turn for a quarterback?

  1. Well, the Jets didn’t get a QB and I don’t think Keenum precludes the Broncos from drafting a QB so it’s looking more and more like 4 or 5 QB’s will go early in the draft.

  2. As a Jets fan I want Baker Mayfield. I like dynamic players who are fun to watch but also have the ability to live up to the circus sideshow reputation of the New York Jets. He is a perfect fit. Keep McCown, draft Mayfield. Done.

  3. maxman99 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    No mention of Nick Foles? He’s easily a better option than Bridgewater and McCown

    The Eagles want at least a first rounder for Nick. Jets won’t pay it is my guess.

  4. Dodged a bullet. Thank you Mikey Mac. No seriously. It’s not a knock against Cousins is not a steady quarterback. I believe he has had consistent good stats to warrant a good contract. Just not an absurd one sucking up a good chunk of cap space. Jets have plenty of cap room, but I’d rather see a organization grown QB with someone like McCown at cap friendly numbers than someone who’s going to cost the team big unwarranted dollars a fews years out.

  5. “No mention of Nick Foles?”

    What do people not get that there is no guarantee at all Wentz will be ready to start the season and the Eagles would be fools to rely on their 3rd stringer or whatever slappy they can get after the QB needy teams grab up all the decent players?

    Wentz was hurt late in the year. If all goes perfectly he will be done rehabbing around the start of the season. Players coming off torn ACLs are rarely 100% at the end of rehab, and in fact it often takes several months to get back to where they were before the injury.

    The Eagles 3rd stringer behind Foles has played in all of one game in 2 seasons, the last game of 2017 against a Cowboys team that was already finished for the year. He did play well in his garbage time appearance.

    If the Eagles give up Foles they’re not very smart.

  6. Who cares it’s the Jets, if you’re a fan of that garbage team you probably hate yourself anyways.

  7. charger dillon when did the chargers ever win anything? ever?

    They have to bring back McCown, and get either Mccarron or Foles AND draft a QB. Maybe trade down and get a second tier QB like rudolph or faulk

  8. Plenty of holes to fill, 1 FA QB McCown and draft the best QB available. Darnold, Rosen or Allen but be prepared to trade up to get your guy Mac. This is Year 4 and the QB problem has not improved. Keep Petty and Hack to compete for QB3( unless you double dip at QB w/Rudolph, White or Lauretta. Draft & develop, it’s not rocket science.

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