3 under-the-radar options to fill the NY Jets void at QB in 2023

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1. The NY Jets could target Jacoby Brissett

This is admittedly the most unexciting option on this list, but the soon-to-be free agent makes sense for one clear reason. Jacoby Brissett has proven to be a competent NFL starter.

Long considered to be one of the best backup options in the league, Brissett performed admirably in his 11 starts in Cleveland this season. He has a career quarterback rating of 84, holds a 61% career completion percentage, and has the track record to expect 18-21 touchdowns and 7-10 interceptions if given the starting reigns over a full season.

This certainly won't place him amongst the NFL's elite, nor will it garner All-Pro or Pro-Bowl consideration, but consider what an improvement it would be over the Jets' 2022 quarterback play.

This season, Wilson has posted a 72 quarterback rating and 54.5% completion percentage. In his nine appearances, he has also thrown just six touchdowns with seven interceptions.

White, on the other hand, has recorded a 75 QB rating and a 58.9% completion mark. Despite the fanfare, the former fifth-round pick has posted just three touchdowns and four interceptions over his four starts.

Mind you, all of this has led the Jets to a 7-9 record and a real, late-season shot at the postseason. A professional with Brissett's track record would be a noticeable improvement over the abysmal Jets' QB play. The 30-year-old Brissett would make the playoffs an even more likely possibility in 2023 and beyond.