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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