3. NY Jets will sign a veteran backup QB
This one is probably the most straightforward on this list. There is no reading between the lines here. There's no unpacking a comment and trying to decipher the hidden meaning.
Douglas straight-up told reporters during his end-of-the-season press conference that there is a "high probability" the Jets will sign a veteran backup quarterback this offseason.
This came in response to a question about the team's backup QB plan entering the 2023 season. Douglas insisted that "hindsight is always 20/20" when questioned about the decision to have Zach Wilson be the primary backup last season.
Of course, Wilson would go on to start much of the season following Aaron Rodgers' injury, although he was briefly benched for Tim Boyle. The results on the field were less than stellar.
The Jets seem intent on correcting their mistake from a year ago and bringing in a viable backup QB to sit behind Rodgers. Some potential options include Jacoby Brissett, Ryan Tannehill, Gardner Minshew, Jimmy Garoppolo (if he's released), and even former Jet Sam Darnold.
Regardless, the Jets do not plan to go into next season with an unproven commodity as their primary backup. It won't be Wilson. It won't be a rookie QB. It will be a veteran backup, likely with prior starting experience.
Douglas didn't just foreshadow that move — he practically promised it.