9 remaining free agents with NY Jets connections

Kwon Alexander? Myles Jack? These 9 free agents have some connection to the Jets'
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6. Joe Flacco, QB

The Jets' quarterback room seems to be set entering the 2023 season. Aaron Rodgers is the team's undisputed starter, Zach Wilson is the presumed backup, and Tim Boyle is the veteran third-stringer who knows the system.

But never count out the possibility that the Jets could bring back Joe Flacco. Flacco's resilience has allowed him to spend the better part of the last three years with the organization.

It's unclear if Flacco even wants to continue playing in the NFL, but if the Jets suffer some sort of quarterback injury, re-signing the 15-year veteran does make some sense.

Of course, Flacco's history with Joe Douglas and most of the Jets' current coaching staff helps give him the edge over other veteran backups who remain unsigned.

5. Deion Jones, LB

The Jets could still be in the market for a veteran linebacker this summer, and while most of the attention has gone to the incumbent Kwon Alexander (more on him later), he's not the only free-agent option available.

Former Pro Bowler Deion Jones is one of a few notable linebackers that remain unsigned. Jones spent five years under Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich in Atlanta, with the latter serving as the former's position coach and later his defensive coordinator.

Jones is far from the dynamic playmaker he was in his prime, but his experience and history with Ulbrich make him an obvious candidate to fill the Jets' hole at weak-side linebacker.

If the Jets can't reach a price point with Alexander and still feel the need to sign a linebacker, Jones might be near the top of their list.