9 realistic QB options for NY Jets after Aaron Rodgers injury

What can the Jets possibly do at quarterback?

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8. The NY Jets could sign Matt Ryan

Speaking of experience, longtime Atlanta Falcons quarterback technically isn't retired just yet. The new CBS commentator may be transitioning to a career in broadcasting, but it's possible he'd pick up the phone if the Jets came calling.

At 38 years old, Ryan is a shell of his former self. He started 12 games for the Indianapolis Colts last season, finishing with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions before he was benched in favor of Sam Ehlinger.

Ryan isn't remotely close to the player he was during his prime years in Atlanta, but he's still probably good enough to be on an NFL roster. He did complete 67 percent of his passes last season while averaging 6.6 yards per attempt.

The Jets seem intent on sticking with Zach Wilson for the time being, but you have to wonder if they'd be willing to give Ryan a call if their young quarterback struggles.

7. The NY Jets could try to trade for Kyler Murray

This is the most unrealistic option on this list, but it's worth considering. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is still working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered late last season.

Murray is expected to return at some point in 2023, but the Cardinals are in no hurry to rush him back. It's also unclear if he still has a future in Arizona, especially if the Cardinals are eyeing a quarterback (see: Caleb Williams) in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Would the Cardinals consider trading Murray? Would he even be ready to play before the trade deadline? What about the financial aspect of the deal? Those are all valid questions the Jets would need to answer.

Still, it's absolutely worth making a call. The Jets must leave no stone unturned in their search for a QB, and Murray is one of the most talented options that could possibly be available.