The New York Jets are currently in organized team activities as they prepare for the upcoming season. They might need another insurance policy at quarterback as Nick Foles could be an interesting option to consider.
At this point in time, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets are at a stalemate. Fitzpatrick wants much more money than the Jets are willing to shell out as patience is growing thin with the organization and fans throughout this entire ordeal.
The Jets currently have Geno Smith, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty as their quarterbacks on the roster. If the regular season started today, Smith would clearly be their starting quarterback and have an opportunity to play with the best team he’s ever had around him in his career.
The problem is, should he not live up to his potential or get injured, what do the Jets do next? Assuming Fitzpatrick decides to ultimately not return, the Jets could find themselves in a serious situation if they have to depend on one of their inexperienced young gunslingers to step in and take care of business.
Quarterback Nick Foles from all accounts wants out from the Los Angeles Rams. Ever since they drafted quarterback Jared Goff, he’s been unhappy from having to prove himself again against one of the best quarterbacks coming out of the 2016 NFL Draft.
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In the event that Foles either gets released or is on the trading block, the Jets should consider acquiring him and ending this stalemate once and for all with Fitzpatrick.
Foles would be able to not only compete for a starting job but at the very least be a quality veteran backup ready to step in if need be.
Foles has skipped many team activities and even OTAs due to his situation with the Rams and most of the time, another change of scenery does the trick in the grand scheme of things.
At the end of the day, if Foles becomes available, the Jets would be wise to acquire him and move on from Fitzpatrick and focus on the many other issues that need to be taken care of by the organization.
Foles still has a lot of playing years ahead of him and just like what offensive coordinator Chan Gailey did last year with Fitzpatrick, would thrive on the Jets’ offense should he be their next starting quarterback.
Overall, Foles could be on the horizon for the Jets should things not work out for him in Los Angeles. Whether he’s released or the Jets trade for him, Foles would be able to give them a quality option at quarterback and considering he would get another opportunity to most likely start, would be open to restructuring his current contract for the benefit of the team.