4 offseason moves NY Jets GM Joe Douglas has foreshadowed

The Jets have hinted at making these moves

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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2. NY Jets will trade Zach Wilson

With Douglas outright admitting to the Jets' plan to sign a veteran backup quarterback, that strongly hints at the end of the Zach Wilson era in New York. We've said that in the past, but this time truly feels like the end.

Wilson has now been benched in consecutive seasons for CFL-caliber quarterback Chris Streveler and barely FCS-caliber quarterback Tim Boyle. His frustrations with the organization became an open secret last year.

Wilson and the Jets reportedly agreed to mutually part ways after the season following his initial benching in Week 12. That was until Boyle was released, and Wilson was once again called upon to start.

Although there was some initial trepidation (rightfully so, since Wilson had already been told he was to be traded), Wilson did assume the starting role again in Week 14, only for a concussion to end his season and very likely his Jets career.

Both sides are desperately in need of a fresh start. Wilson will be hoping to find a new home with a team that will try to develop him. The Jets will, as Douglas suggested, sign a more experienced and competent veteran QB to serve as their backup.

Douglas was notably noncommittal on Wilson's future with the organization, only insisting that he will "be a good player in the league for a long time." There was no mention of if his future would be with the Jets.

That was intentional. The Jets will trade Zach Wilson to the highest bidder this offseason — that much has essentially been confirmed.