Jets owner Woody Johnson is ready to pay what it would cost to add a veteran franchise quarterback next season.
Johnson told reporters today that if Jets General Manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh tell him there’s a veteran quarterback they need, Johnson will “absolutely” be ready to spend what it takes to get him.
“That’s the missing piece,” Johnson said of a franchise quarterback.
Tom Brady is the only quarterback currently slated to hit free agency who would likely command a lucrative contract, but the Jets may be exploring which expensive veterans could be available in a trade. If there’s a good one available, Johnson is ready to write the check.