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Coffee with the Jets: Jay Cutler leads the pack of free agent quarterbacks

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Nov 13, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 13, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Enjoy your cup of coffee, especially during a snowstorm in the big apple, with the latest news on the New York Jets. Could quarterback Jay Cutler truly end up in the city that never sleeps?

So far, this overhyped snowstorm here in the big apple has been a letdown. Either way, it’s a great day to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and go through the latest news and rumors on the New York Jets. As of now, they haven’t added a free agent quarterback even though they’re in the market to at least acquire one more.

In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, it looks likeJay Cutler leads the pack of free agent quarterbacks. He has the most experience and success of the group, despite his best days being quite some time ago. Could Cutler really end up landing in the big apple? Hopefully, the Jets don’t pull such a move since it would be a disaster of a situation. Again, the Jets would be wise to have a real quarterback competition come training camp with the best person earning the starting spot. Yes, the Jets should have another inexpensive veteran quarterback as insurance but Cutler wouldn’t be worth it in the grand scheme of things due to a lack of execution and above all else, no ability to be a leader among men.

In a video by Eric Allen of the New York Jets, he did a great job breaking down the first wave of free agency for Gang Green. The Jets made a lot of important moves so far this offseason to not only get under the salary cap but start the rebuilding process. Let’s face it, this team needs to get younger, faster, and establish a culture of doing whatever is needed to succeed. It’ll take time but at the end of the day, patience is needed. Did anyone really think the Jets would make huge free agent acquisitions or a blockbuster trade right off the bat? General manager Mike Maccagnan is a patient man and builds through the NFL Draft above all else.

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In an article written by Mike Florio of NBC Sports, it looks like the Jets are interested in quarterback Josh McCown. Believe it or not, he would be a better option over Cutler to come in and be a veteran presence for both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Yes, he doesn’t have a whole lot of success in his overall career but he knows his football and brings a ton of experience to the table. Plus, he wouldn’t exactly break the bank if the Jets wanted to bring him into the mix.

In an article written by Manish Mehta of the Daily News, he wrote about why quarterback Geno Smith should take his talents to Canada plus unleashed some unflattering opinions on his character and tenure with the Jets. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve written a plethora of content on Smith but Mehta’s article was a bit stern and not really needed to be said in the grand scheme of things. Smith is a free agent and has more than likely played his last game with the Jets. Yes, his career was a disaster with Gang Green but they did him no favors from the moment he was drafted. He was thrown to the wolves too soon and never had good supporting talent around him to succeed. I’m not saying he was perfect since he had a ton of offseason distractions but he’s still a football player trying to find a new home and restart his career after making dumb mistakes. At the end of it all, have to wish him the best in the future and move on.

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