The New York Jets undoubtedly need a new quarterback for next season but should wisely stay away from Sam Bradford if he hits free agency.
If it’s one thing to know about quarterback Sam Bradford, is that injury seems to follow him everywhere he goes. At times, Bradford looks brilliant, hitting receivers in stride, scoring a plethora of touchdowns, and has incredible accuracy. Often times, he’s on the sideline injured due to the fact that he seems to always get hurt in the grand scheme of things.
The New York Jets can’t afford to invest money on a player that is consistently hurt and out of action when it comes to the most important position on the team. The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of tough decisions to make when it comes to their quarterback situation but make no mistake about it, they’ll more than likely let Bradford test the free agency waters. With that, expect to see a few teams that would be interested in acquiring his services.
The Jets and many other teams could be interested in what he brings to the table, but again, it’s too much of a risk. It’s best the Jets either spent a lot of money on a better and more durable quarterback in free agency than investing in one that could spend more time on his Microsoft Surface tablet than under center.
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Signing Bradford would resonate that famous saying among fans that this would be a “same old Jets” move since it wouldn’t make sense. They’d be better off re-signing quarterback Josh McCown and then use their No. 6 overall pick on another quarterback worth building a franchise around of.
Heck, if the Jets are lucky and do land quarterback Kirk Cousins if he hits free agency, that would be better than wasting money and well, time, on Bradford and his injury-prone self.
Bradford might find success but for a team like the Jets, they need to stop signing quarterbacks that give more hope than reality. The Jets need either a guaranteed and established top free agent quarterback or one fresh out of college that is ready to take the league by storm. Enough with quarterbacks that have a 50 percent chance of being a disappointment, much like the kind of frustration that could come with Bradford if he ends up wearing a Jets jersey.