The New York Jets have quite the quarterback situation on their hands but under no circumstances should they consider pursuing Nick Foles.
With questions still lingering at quarterback for the New York Jets, one name that has emerged as a potential trade target is quarterback Nick Foles. He has reportedly been unhappy with the Los Angeles Rams ever since they chose to move up to the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and selected Jared Goff as their quarterback of the future.
More likely than not he will be moved sooner rather than later and it’s rumored the Jets may have an interest in him but they should actually stay as far away from him as possible. Since his impeccable season in Philadelphia where he threw 27 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions, he has not produced as much as fans would like.
In the two seasons since, he has thrown 20 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Now in his defense, the talent around him took a significant dip since 2013 but Foles did such a poor job in St. Louis, he was benched in favor of quarterback Case Keenum. Foles did a sub par job and now the Rams see a much brighter future with Goff at the helm.
There is no doubt that if Foles was acquired by the Jets, their roster would be the most talented one he’s ever been a part of. However, the quarterback the Jets should focus on getting is Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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Currently, the contract situation appears to have made little to no progress over the past few months but Fitzpatrick knows the system and already has the chemistry with the wide receivers and offensive linemen.
Realistically, the negotiations could go well into August. It’s not preferred but if it has to happen to make a deal, the Jets can make it work.
If Foles is acquired this late in the offseason, he will be at a distinct disadvantage heading into preseason football.
Unlike Fitzpatrick and quarterback Geno Smith, Foles has no experience with the Jets’ offensive playbook.
Granted, Chan Gailey’s offense is not a particularly complicated one to learn but learning any new offense is a difficult process. The talent that Foles brings to the table isn’t enough to warrant having to teach him an entirely new playbook in such a short amount of time before possibly starting.
At this point, as much many believe Smith can be the Jets’ starting quarterback of the future, it might be best to take him over Foles. He has experience with the playbook and chemistry with the other members of the Jets’ roster and has much more upside than Foles does.
Overall, Foles is a backup quarterback and the Jets are looking for a starter. The Jets will have questions at quarterback for the duration of the offseason but in the grand scheme of things, Foles is not the answer.