9 realistic QB options for NY Jets after Aaron Rodgers injury

What can the Jets possibly do at quarterback?
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4. The NY Jets could sign Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco told ESPN's Jamison Hensley last week that he had no plans to retire and that he was hoping to sign with an NFL team this season. Flacco even alluded to the notion that he could sign with a team if an injury occurs to their starting quarterback.

As it turns out, the opportunity Flacco was waiting for might just have come with the team he's spent the better part of the last three years playing for. A Flacco reunion makes a ton of sense for the Jets.

He's started nine games over the last three seasons for the Jets, and he showed that, despite his obvious lack of mobility, he still has a little something left in the tank.

Flacco's familiarity with the Jets' coaching staff and his ties to Douglas make this an obvious move. It wouldn't be an exciting addition, but don't be surprised if the Jets re-sign Flacco to fill out their QB room.

3. The NY Jets could trade for Davis Mills

Let's have some fun with a couple of trade ideas, shall we? It's difficult to find realistic QB trade targets at this stage of the season because teams aren't looking to trade away good backups, let alone any starters.

One backup who could be available, however, is Davis Mills. The former third-round pick showed some promise as a starter over the last two seasons, but the Houston Texans ultimately opted to replace him with C.J. Stroud in this year's draft.

Mills is currently QB2 in Houston, but the Texans also have veteran Case Keenum on their roster. That could make Mills, set to be a free agent after the 2024 season, expendable.

Keenum also makes sense as a target, but the Jets can probably get a little more mileage out of Mills. At the very least, he's a capable backup and an upgrade over Zach Wilson.