5 teams that could still solve the NY Jets' Zach Wilson problem

These teams could still trade for Zach Wilson

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4. The NY Jets could trade Zach Wilson to the Broncos

The Denver Broncos probably have the worst quarterback situation in the NFL at the moment. The team is paying Russell Wilson $53 million to not be on their roster in 2024, meaning that they're unlikely to make any major moves.

As of now, the plan seems to be to roll with Jarrett Stidham and a rookie in the draft, but it wouldn't be the worst idea to consider adding Wilson to that QB room.

Wilson arguably has more upside than Stidham and could give the Broncos a relatively low-cost flier option to develop in the short term. It should be noted that Denver reportedly inquired about Justin Fields before he was eventually traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Perhaps, much like most of these proposals, this is a situation where the Jets are forced to eat some of Wilson's salary or even include a late-round draft pick to facilitate a trade. Either way, the Broncos would be an excellent landing spot.

3. The NY Jets could trade Zach Wilson to the Packers

This would be a fun twist, wouldn't it? The Jets and Packers already agreed to one quarterback trade a year ago — what if they return to trade talks this offseason to discuss sending a QB to Green Bay?

It makes sense on paper. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur runs a very similar offense to the one his brother ran with the Jets, and as long as there are no family feuds to worry about, he should be a seamless fit.

The Packers also don't have a legitimate backup quarterback on their roster, with 2023 fifth-round pick Sean Clifford serving as Jordan Love's primary QB2 at the time of writing.

Wilson would have an opportunity to earn the backup quarterback job in an offense he fits well in. Provided there's no hold-up with LaFleur, history could repeat itself with another Jets/Packers QB trade this offseason.