The New York Jets made a big move on Wednesday, as head coach Robert Saleh decided to bench former No. 2 overall pick quarterback Zach Wilson for Mike White. Saleh maintained during his press conference that this is not the end of Wilson’s career in New York, and that he will play again this season, but what about next year?
The quarterback position is the most important in football, and the Jets have been winning despite their signal-caller. Wilson has completed 55.6% of his passes for 1,279 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games played this season. He has the fewest passing touchdowns through 20 career starts among any active quarterback (13), he’s never had more than two passing touchdowns in a single game and has more games with fewer than 100 passing yards than 300 passing yards.
This Jets team looks great on paper in many areas. The wide receiving corps with Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios and Elijah Moore has potential, and the defense, led by Quinnen Williams and rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner, has been very impressive. At 6-4, the time is now for the Jets to step up and win some games, so they can make the postseason for the first time since the 2010 campaign.
What could the Jets do to upgrade at quarterback this offseason, if they choose to do so? Below, we will explore just that.
Let’s start with the sexiest option. In fact, CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin has the Jets as the No. 2 landing spot if Rodgers were to leave Green Bay. The reigning NFL MVP just signed a three-year, $150 million extension with the Green Bay Packers, but he does somewhat have control over where he plays moving forward. Rodgers does not have a no-trade clause, but the Packers would obviously have to agree with where they would send him. Given how the past couple of offseasons have gone, I would imagine Rodgers could leave the Packers if he wants — but retirement may…
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Author : Jordan Dajani
Publish date : 2022-11-23 21:29:45
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