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11 players who can be the starting QB for the NY Jets in 2023

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The Dart Throw: Gardner Minshew

Don't sleep on Gardner Minshew who has impressed whenever he's been given the opportunity. Minshew has thrown for 41 career touchdowns and just 12 interceptions while completing 63 percent of his passes and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt.

All of that was done predominantly as part of a Jacksonville Jaguars team that was among the worst in the NFL. He deserves another opportunity, and he might get it this offseason as he's set to be an unrestricted free agent.

The Jets could be among the interested teams, although signing Minshew to be the guy would certainly feel underwhelming to some. It might be hard to see the fanbase on a guy who's spent the last two seasons as a backup.

Minshew deserves another opportunity to prove he's a starting quarterback in this league, but it seems unlikely the Jets would go this route.

Odds: There are likely better options so don't count on it

The Do-Over: A rookie QB

The upcoming 2023 NFL Draft class is expected to feature a deep and talented crop of quarterbacks. From Alabama's Bryce Young to Ohio State's C.J. Stroud to players like the injured Hendon Hooker, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson, we could see quite a few quarterbacks taken early.

That said, would the Jets really want to start over with another rookie quarterback? This Jets roster is built to compete now, as evidenced by the fact that they're still 6-4 with the worst quarterback play in the NFL this season.

It seems unlikely that the Jets would go through the process of drafting a rookie quarterback and developing him with such a talented and playoff-ready roster.

It's not out of the question, especially if the Jets want to capitalize on the rookie contract window, but the Jets seem more likely to target a veteran than a rookie if they move on from Zach Wilson.

Odds: Seems unlikely

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