Top 3 quarterbacks Jets should target in free agency

Dec 18, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 18, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets need to add another quarterback to the mix if they’re to rebound come next season. Here are the top three quarterbacks they should target in free agency.

These free agent quarterbacks are sure looking for a team to play for. The New York Jets should take notice and make some moves as far as going after these players that could possibly benefit this team plenty.

Sure, they have some in-house options that require patience, but the Jets need someone that can be a veteran backup to give mentoring, leadership, and keep everyone in check. Who knows who will ultimately be under center, but the Jets need to get their quarterback situation settled before it’s too late.

These top three free agent quarterbacks would bring a lot to the table for the Jets and give them some kind of positive momentum to look forward to next season. They surely can’t go into next season with just Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg as their only options.

Without further ado, here are the top three free agent quarterbacks that the Jets should target once the free agent period begins.

Next: 3. Brian Hoyer

3. Brian Hoyer

Could quarterback Brian Hoyer possibly lead this team with experience and the talent he has, helping out Petty and Hackenberg while showing them things while he starts? That situation would be ideal. That would be the very best of things to happen to help the two young and developing players grow to their full potential.

Many lessons to be learned, Hoyer could show them things that he has learned in his quite great career so far. Hoyer has shown leadership skills stepping up for Jay Cutler and has not let the Chicago Bears down at all. That could very well be true. More likely the free agent quarterback, who is thirty-one years of age, most recently played for the Chicago Bears. Without a doubt, he brings experience to the table, and could certainly be of great mentoring to the younger guys on this Jets team.

Petty and Hackenberg sure could take notes from Hoyer. Hoyer also has shown some flashes of what he can do as a starting quarterback, getting some action while his teammate and fellow quarterback Cutler was dealing with a shoulder injury. Hoyer did not disappoint. Hoyer recorded a total of six touchdowns and threw no interceptions, great stuff, in his six games that he stepped up in for the Bears. Which shows that he has the stuff to also be a winner and a leader in New York.

If the Jets sign him, it is wise and a giant step in the right direction as far as an upgrade at quarterback and also he is a veteran presence on this team with two young, talented but learning quarterbacks who can follow his lead. With the chance to help others and achieve his own greatness, Hoyer would be of excellent help if the Jets would notice his quite impressive abilities and the way he has been successful in stepping up in important times when the Bears needed him the most.

Next: 2. Mike Glennon

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Oct 5, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2. Mike Glennon

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon is twenty seven years old, and in free agency, could be a suitable fit for the Jets as well. Glennon is looking to find a team to start for, and with the Chicago Bears also making a push for him, these two teams are the ones that have the interest in him, that think he has what it takes.

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True, Glennon has not won over the hearts of Buccaneers fans, but he does have the arm strength and could develop into the quarterback that the Jets are in desparate need of to start the season off with a big bang. Possibly giving Glennon a chance could boost his confidence, and he has the arm and still more years to grow as well. Glennon could very well meet the expectations and qualifications for the starting job for the Jets.

Yes, some parts of his game, without a doubt, could use some strengthening and conditioning, but everyone has their ups and downs. With proper grooming and seeing some starting time could help him as well. Many might feel Glennon does not have the qualifications and might be just an average quarterback with not the best resume of playing.

Glennon could have a pretty decent season, turn some heads while proving why he is indeed just the player that the Jets could use and rely on, and well, be a good bridge quarterback. He is a quarterback with a strong arm and deserves a chance to prove that he is here to win. You know, that he has learned and had his time as a backup, and now it’s his turn to start for a team who is willing to let him earn a spot and help them win football games.

With some opportunities to improve upon and apply what knows that brought him to the professional level of playing, Glennon could be an inexpensive option that would surprise many in the future.

Next: 1. Colin Kaepernick

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Jan 1, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) prepares to pass the football against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Levis Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

1. Colin Kaepernick

Some people might actually be thinking, oh no, not him, this is not a good idea. Many don’t want him as it’s case closed with a ton of football fans. I get it, the comments he has been known for, and his behaviors has not gone over well in the media and with the fans, but his actions may be seen more than his accomplishments in his career.

Kaepernick is not at all a pushover or a bad option. He’s had great seasons and has a natural talent. He is undeniably a fierce competitor, and he just might have what it takes to actually perform exceedingly well. If I had to choose, I would say Kaepernick is certainly talented and of course has the experience, with a great playing resume.

Kaepernick would be a great fit for the Jets. He might actually be perfect for the Jets. The negative attention would have to be replaced with some eye opening, solid and productive playing, but he has proven that he is capable of doing just that. Kaepernick sure has played some intense and solid football, he has to just avoid controversial things in the eye of the fans and social media, just go out there and apply his talent.

Just focusing on what he is here to do, which is win. Making the team look good. You know, things that will make everyone understand that he’s serious about playing football and staying away from distractions.

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The quarterback of the San Fransisco 49ers has posted up sixteen touchdowns with throwing just four interceptions for the 2016 Season. In his six year career so far, he has notched 72 touchdowns with throwing 30 interceptions. He’s had some good years and would be of benefit and an upgrade, pretty much a player worth seeing playing in New York.