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Jets should stay away from quarterbacks past their prime

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Aug 19, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) in game action against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium. Dallas won 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 19, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) in game action against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium. Dallas won 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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As the New York Jets try to make some kind of evaluation for their future at quarterback now, one thing is for certain in that they should stay away from quarterbacks past their prime.

Make no mistake about it, the New York Jets have always had problems at quarterback. It’s the most important position on the team and until they get an established quarterback under center that is consistent, they will continue to be mediocre.

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The Jets so far this season have greater issues than who is under center but the truth of the matter is it’s one big question mark for next year. This season is over no matter how much anyone tries to spin it in a positive note. All the Jets can realistically do from here on out is continue to evaluate quarterback Bryce Petty and see if he can be a decent starting option down the road.

Quarterback Christian Hackenberg will more than likely continue to spend this season on the sideline learning and developing. Don’t expect to see either Ryan Fitzpatrick or Geno Smith return as they will more than likely not be welcomed back after this season.

The big question is, what will the Jets truly do at quarterback for 2017 and beyond? Knowing the history of this team, hopefully, they don’t once again fall for the trap of acquiring a veteran quarterback past their prime.

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Many are confident in the abilities of general manager Mike Maccagnan as the game plan is simple as to what makes sense at quarterback. Petty, if the Jets continue to start him for the rest of this season, should be ready to continue leading the way next year.

Hackenberg should be more than capable of being a backup and the best course of action would be for the Jets to sign an inexpensive veteran free agent quarterback. A cheap quarterback with experience would serve as a great insurance policy in case the youngsters get hurt or can’t get the job done.

Under no circumstances should they entertain any ideas of going after possible big name free agent quarterbacks to further delay giving their young quarterbacks opportunities to hone their craft. No, Tony Romo isn’t the answer. Neither is Jay Cutler. The Jets shouldn’t even draft another quarterback in the early rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft. They have the talent in-house and need to keep developing them to take the next step.

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Overall, the Jets should follow suit of all the other teams in the NFL when it comes to developing quarterbacks and work with what they have. Grab a veteran quarterback as insurance that won’t break the bank and the Jets should be good to go at the position for the future.

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