Analyzing 5 potential starting quarterbacks for the NY Jets in 2023
1. Lamar Jackson
Lastly, my favorite quarterback on the docket — Lamar Jackson. Jackson is a better passer than Justin Fields at this point in both of their careers, and he's a lot younger with a brighter future than Rodgers, Tannehill, and Carr.
He doesn't have the postseason success his talent warrants, but given an organization that wants to build around him like I believe the Jets are right now, there's no limit to what he can bring to a football team.
He's had a great tight end in Mark Andrews to throw to all these years, but since his MVP season, the Ravens' offense has been a shell of itself and hasn't provided Jackson with the opportunities to excel in the passing game.
Nathaniel Hackett is certainly not afraid to run the football, but with a great quarterback playing at an elite level with wide receivers who can get open, the passing game should flourish.
I think the AFC North has gotten a lot tougher for Jackson having to deal with the revamped Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers, with his own Ravens team falling behind thanks to their failures to put elite/non-injury-prone wide receivers around him.
Moving to a division like the AFC East with the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills trending downward, and the Miami Dolphins with a quarterback much less gifted than Jackson, seems like the optimal move for the 26-year-old former MVP.
I'd like to see the Ravens trade him. I'd like to see the Jets be the team that gets him.
The Jets would then have the ability to compete for championships at a more regular level for many years to come.