The Irony of the New York Jets Quarterback Situation

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Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

March 19, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan answers questions from reporters during the annual NFL meetings at the Arizona Biltmore. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

As we move closer and closer to the NFL draft, we talk more and more about draft strategy for John Idzik, Rex Ryan and company. There are a lot of needs for this team, we have discussed them at length. One situation the Jets have to deal with is the quarterback situation. It’s a tough one, as I don’t think there is more of a touchy subject with this team, other than the Darrelle Revis situation.

We all have our opinions on how desperate the quarterback situation is. It ranges from people like yours truly, that still feel that Mark Sanchez can be fixed, to the vast majority that want him off the team now. I have even heard some say that better quarterback play would have improved 2012 to a 11-12 win season. I respectfully disagree with taking it THAT far, as there were a lot more holes than just at quarterback. However, we all agree that the quarterback play needs to improve.

There has been some speculation that the Jets have warmed a bit to the possibility of drafting Geno Smith. Word is that they like what they saw, and now would include him in the conversation at number 9. At one point, I even saw some mock drafts that had the Jets taking Matt Barkley at number 9. So, the question becomes, would the Jets take a quarterback at number 9?

This year, the Jets will NOT take a quarterback at number 9. The reason I say this, amounts to the irony of the Jets quarterback situation. The reason the Jets WON’T take a quarterback at number 9, is the same reason that the Jets are THINKING about taking a quarterback at number 9. Now THAT is irony. That reason?

Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws a pass during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Sanchez. Both the reason the Jets are CONSIDERING a quarterback, and the reason they WON’T take a quarterback. Turn the page and I’ll tell you why.

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  • blastingzone

    Wait till next year because as you know the jets will be lucky to win 6 games again
    and they will be able to pick a real QB or at least try to trade up for one! The jets
    might even have another #1 pick next year after they trade Revis? The QB’s in
    this years draft are very Iffy and not worth a first round pick but if Barkley or another QB falls to the 2nd round he might be worth a shot!!

    • Kenneth Hayes

      Let me borrow that crystal ball I need lottery numbers.

    • TheJetPress

      I would be OK with one in the middle rounds, just not high. I don’t really like Barkley but I would consider some of the others.

  • Kenneth Hayes

    I bet they will take a QB…. I hope not @9 but one will be taken.

    • TheJetPress

      I agree Ken…I think they will pick one in the middle rounds….I just don’t think they will make a pick of one high, and that is where I was going.

      Thanks for checking in.

  • __fense

    It isn’t the same situation. Rookie QBs aren’t nearly the investment under the new CBA as they were when Sanchez was drafted, and we wouldn’t be trade up to get someone at #9. Instead of going out of our way to get a high risk, it would be staying on course to get a low risk. It isn’t out of the question to draft a guy high now, and then get another QB in the next draft, with how important getting a good QB is. You get a good one, and it doesn’t matter how terrible all of your drafts are for the rest of your career. Just ask the patriots.

    • TheJetPress

      True, in that respect it isn’t the same. A trade wouldn’t be necessary to make the pick. But to me it is the same in that they would be taking a shot on a QB that is not a lock to be a franchise quarterback.

      You are definitely right about the Pats analogy though, can’t say no. one good qb choice and you are set for life as a GM.

      Thanks for checking in.

  • matr dontelli iii

    i think the need at olb as well as the quality players likely available at 9 dictate taking an olb. i will trust idzik until proven wrong, however. he was, after all, part of the front office that drafted wilson last year. as for the patriots, i tend to believe what i read in ‘spygate’. most nfl qbs would do well with that kind of help.

    • TheJetPress

      funny you mention spygate…I read that too and believe it, maybe because I am prejudiced against that team….In Idzik we trust..I agree with you.

      • matr dontelli iii

        that book should be required reading for all jets fans. or at least a prerequisite to bashing Sanchez. There’s just too many extreme unlikelinesses (if that’s a word) for it not to be true. And wanna bet Brady and hoodie retire together? Along with Ernie Adams.