Whether or not the Jets draft a quarterback still remains to be seen. However, the need for a veteran QB goes without a doubt. If the report in the Daily News is accurate, the Jets have their veteran in the cross-hairs.
According to Saturday’s Daily News, the Jets are giving a lot of interest to Bears’ backup quarterback Josh McCown. Although he is turning 35 this summer, he became a very viable candidate after posting a performance of 13 touchdowns versus only one interception in five games started in place of Jay Cutler.
His passer rating was 109.0.
Many teams are expected to be interested in McCown, with the Jets being just one of them.
The scenarios are starting to come out about how the Jets are going to handle the backup QB situation, as Mark Sanchez is expected to be released in the coming weeks. One has Michael Vick coming to New York, thanks to his connection to Marty Mornhinweg, but according to the News, that reunion is unlikely.
Geno Smith did improve the major issue of the day, his ball security, over the last two games of the season, so the Jets have a lot of reason for optimism. However, they need to be ready in case they are shown otherwise, and Geno is NOT the answer. They need an able-bodied backup ready to step in if necessary.
Matt Schaub is another option, but he isn’t likely as he doesn’t want to be a backup. The best scenario, if you take the money out of it of course, is probably Mark Sanchez, but John Idzik wants no part of that.
This will be intriguing as the weeks move ahead.