The New York Jets are now scrambling to find some clarity in light of the shocking news to hit their quarterback situation. Geno Smith will miss about 6-10 weeks due to a broken jaw injury suffered at the hands of a teammate. Rumors are circulating as to what exactly happened but more importantly, what happens next at quarterback?
It’s safe to say the Jets have a starting option in quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. How well he will do this upcoming season remains to be seen but at the end of the day, should be more than capable to handle starting duties for the Jets heading into the regular season.
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As per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, here is a tweet confirming that the Jets are already reaching out to quarterbacks in hopes of bringing in one more option for precautionary reasons:
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 11, 2015
Needless to say, the Jets will more than likely have Fitzpatrick deemed their starting quarterback and possibly bring in another option as his backup. While Bryce Petty has major potential for the future, he is nowhere near ready to be a starter in the NFL. He’s realistically a year or two away from being able to be ready enough to compete for a starting position down the road.
Quarterback Jake Heaps will more than likely end up as a training camp arm, but will most likely be released if the Jets do bring in someone like Grossman. It would be hard to envision Grossman being ready to be a starting option considering he hasn’t played professionally in about a year.
A journeyman of the NFL, Grossman’s career stats have seen him total 10,232 passing yards on 863 completions for 56 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.