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Coffee with the Jets: Reality of quarterback situation is scary

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Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass before the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass before the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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For fans of the New York Jets expected them to come out the gates red hot in free agency, they were sadly mistaken. They didn’t even do anything major at quarterback as their situation is scary heading into next season.

With the first day out of the way in free agency, many teams made some pretty big moves across the NFL. As fans of the New York Jets kept their cell phones fully charged expecting them to make some blockbuster moves, it ended up being a pretty lackluster day.

Coffee should be able to ease your mind and well, below are some of the latest articles from top sources across the internet about all the moves (or lack thereof) the Jets made. Also, in case you haven’t bookmarked it yet, we have our very own free agency live tracker here at The Jet Press that will be updated as moves, rumors, and signings happen.

In an article written by Alan Schechter of NFL Spin Zone, he wrote an excellent article about the reality of the quarterback situation of the Jets. It looks like for all we know, the Jets might have no other viable options at the most important position on the team and re-sign quarterback Geno Smith due to his experience with the team and potential upside. In my opinion, both sides should part ways since it hasn’t worked then and most likely won’t work now since he was thrown to the wolves too soon and never had the right support system around him. Either way, things are pretty scary at quarterback for the Jets since who knows who will be under center next season and if they’ll even be successful. Without a decent veteran quarterback in the mix, who knows what will transpire.

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In a slideshow written by Rany Gurzi of NFL Spin Zone, he wrote about the top five teams that need to trade up in the 2017 NFL Draft. Needless to say, he wrote about how the Jets would be wise to trade up in order to land one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, DeShaun Watson.

It does make sense in the grand scheme of things since it’s best to keep drafting quarterbacks until you find that diamond in the rough. While it might make sense for the Jets to see what they ultimately have in Bryce Petty for next season, if he doesn’t live up to expectations, then what? Perhaps trading up and landing the game-changing Watson would bring some peace of mind at quarterback for the Jets next season and beyond.

In an article written by John B of Gang Green Nation, he broke down how both Jay Cutler and Trevor Siemian are two realistic options to land with the Jets. Cutler was recently released by the Chicago Bears and rumors have it that if the Denver Broncos land Tony Romo, they’ll want to trade Siemian to another team. The Jets need to add one more quarterback to the mix but Cutler would be a mistake. He lacks leadership, execution, and it would be another band-aid move by the Jets that confuses hope with reality. Siemian, on the other hand, would be an interesting pickup for the Jets and effectively throw him in a real quarterback competition in training camp with the best man earning the starting spot.

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Finally, in an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he wrote a great piece about why the Jets should take a pass on Cutler. Besides his age at 34-years-old, he just doesn’t bring the energy, passion, or charisma to fully believe he’s going to come to the city that never sleeps and take care of business. It’s best the Jets stay away from him and either trade for Siemian or at the very least, grab some other inexpensive veteran quarterback as an insurance policy for their young quarterbacks next season. Once again, this whole quarterback situation of the Jets could play out in so many different ways as things aren’t going as planned so far in free agency.

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