The New York Jets currently have four quarterbacks on their roster but make no mistake about it, they should not trade a single one away.
It sure is nice that the New York Jets have four quarterbacks on their roster and have a clear plan on what awaits at the position for the upcoming regular season. By now you’ve probably heard about some unfortunate quarterback situations across the NFL. From Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys to Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings, desperate times call for desperate measures when your star quarterback is down and out. These teams are looking around to acquire any kind of quarterback as an insurance policy in case their backups, now turned starters overnight, don’t work out as envisioned.
There is a lot of reason to believe that perhaps a team or two sent a quick text or called general manager Mike Maccagnan inquiring about a quarterback. He’s been a main catalyst of the New York Jets on bringing quality talent for the past two offseasons now and has a clear vision of what the future should be like. It’s a good future indeed when it comes to the quarterback situation of the Jets as it’s a good group of up and coming talent led by a smart veteran.
Ryan Fitzpatrick will be starting for the Jets, Geno Smith is his primary backup, Bryce Petty is developing nicely while Christian Hackenberg is a walking sponge absorbing as much as he can from everyone around him. When one thinks about it, for a franchise like the Jets that haven’t had a steady quarterback situation since the days Joe Namath enjoyed wearing fur coats on the sideline, they’re building something great for the future.
The Jets have a fantastic mixture of a savvy veteran, a backup with starting experience and two young gunslingers that under the right guidance and training, could be developed towards being quality options to one day take over the reigns. For now, the Jets believe Fitzpatrick can once again get the job done and worst case scenario, can see what they have in Smith with the best offensive talent around him he’s ever played with.
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Under no circumstances should the Jets dare consider trading a single quarterback away.
This is the perfect situation to be in for the Jets heading into 2016.
Provided everyone stays healthy, the Jets have everything in line to pick up exactly where they left off from last season.
To trade a quarterback now could spell disaster later.
If Fitzpatrick gets injured or can’t get the job done, if Smith or Petty are no longer around, the entire season could be lost due to not having someone with experience under center. Petty isn’t ready yet and Hackenberg needs to have a fully charged Windows Surface on him at all times learning the Jets’ offensive playbook.
Overall, it wouldn’t make sense in the grand scheme of things for the Jets to part ways with anyone at quarterback because of the long season that awaits. One never knows what can happen and quite frankly, the Jets are one of the better teams in the league with a stable situation at quarterback. There is no need to mess that up for any reason whatsoever.