4 players likely playing their final game with NY Jets in Week 18

Say goodbye to these Jets after Sunday's game

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3. Zach Wilson/Trevor Siemian, QB, NY Jets

The Jets haven't announced who their starting quarterback will be in Week 18 at the time of writing, but whether it's Zach Wilson, Trevor Siemian, or even Brett Rypien, the expectation is that none of the three will be back in 2024.

The Jets made the mistake of neglecting the backup quarterback position this offseason, opting to rely on the young and struggling Wilson to be their primary QB2 behind Aaron Rodgers.

That plan backfired almost immediately as the man who was benched for CFL quarterback Chris Streveler the year prior was suddenly thrust back into the starting lineup following Aaron Rodgers' torn Achilles in Week 1.

Wilson predictably struggled again this season and, despite some slight improvements to his game, was benched for the lowly Tim Boyle. His return to the starting offense was short-lived, as Wilson would suffer a concussion in just his second game back.

Siemian has been the starter during Wilson's absence, and there's a good chance the Jets decide to stick with the veteran QB in Week 18 even if Wilson is healthy. After all, what's the point at this stage?

The Jets have already reportedly made it clear to Wilson that he will be traded in the offseason. As for Siemian, it's highly likely the Jets go in a different direction for their backup quarterback in 2024.

Wilson and Siemian won't be on the Jets' roster next season, so whoever starts for the team on Sunday should be making their final appearance as a member of the organization.