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Coffee with the Jets: The ongoing search for a new quarterback

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Sep 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Chase Daniel (10) during a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Chase Daniel (10) during a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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It’s Monday afternoon and coffee is undoubtedly needed. Especially when reading the latest news on the New York Jets.

Ah yes, a dreaded Monday. For many of you, it’s the start of a new week and hopefully some good news around the New York Jets. So far, the ongoing search for a new quarterback continues as the Jets need to find someone, anyone at this point, to have a veteran presence at the most important position on the team. Below are the latest updates on the Jets from top sources on the internet.

In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he details the upcoming free agent visit by quarterback Chase Daniels. He also mentions how the Jets wined and dined free agent quarterback Josh McCown over the weekend but unfortunately, he left without a contract. Once again, the Jets are on the outside looking in as now they have to resort to just about any free agent quarterback willing to come on board on a short-term deal as a bridge-gap option. Someone that could hold the fort until either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg are ready for the spotlight.

In an article written by Alan Schechter of NFL Spin Zone, he broke down why the Jets should consider letting “the kids play” at quarterback. The truth of the matter is, the Jets have no idea what they have in either Petty or Hackenberg. Wouldn’t it be something if one or perhaps both of them are ideally ready to start for the Jets? One never knows how they’ll be until they get an opportunity to start and play in a lot of football games. Personally, it would be best the Jets hold a real quarterback competition between the two young quarterbacks and may the best man start in 2017.

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In an article written by Nick Ziegler of Empire Writes Back, he does a fantastic job of explaining why the free agent signing of cornerback Morris Claiborne could end up being a bad move. It’s no secret that Claiborne can be a good cornerback but injuries have unfortunately defined him. Everyone said the same thing about offensive lineman Ryan Clady last offseason and we all know how that turned out. The potential is there but reality says otherwise.

Finally, in an article written by Stephen Smith of NFL Spin Zone, he gives a great reason as to why the Jets should sign free agent safety, Bradley McDougald. Basically, McDougald would be an inexpensive yet experienced defensive back to bring into a secondary in dire need of talent. It’s imperative the Jets bolster their secondary not just in free agency but also at the 2017 NFL Draft. Hopefully, they bring in enough new talent that they’re able to push the envelope and be a defensive force come next season. Otherwise, if that secondary continues to be abysmal, get ready for another long season in 2017.

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