9 teams that could trade for NY Jets QB Zach Wilson

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9. The NY Jets can trade Zach Wilson to the Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have gone the veteran route at quarterback in each of the last few seasons with very little success. From Carson Wentz to Matt Ryan, the Colts have failed at relying on repurposed veterans.

Wilson wouldn't be a starting-caliber option for the Colts, or any team on this list, for that matter. Instead, he would be a reclamation project to develop behind whoever the Colts settle on as their quarterback in 2023.

Perhaps that's a veteran like Derek Carr. Perhaps it's a rookie like Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, etc. Either way, new head coach Shane Steichen could see some potential in Wilson and try to salvage his career.

8. The NY Jets can trade Zach Wilson to the Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers already took one failed Jets quarterback off their hands two years ago when they traded for Sam Darnold. Could history repeat itself in the form of Zach Wilson this offseason?

The Panthers are another team that appears to be a quarterback away from contending in a very weak NFC South. Wilson wouldn't be their solution, but he makes sense as a young QB to develop behind a veteran if they go that route.

Sam Darnold is a free agent, and he could be replaced in Carolina by the same player who replaced him in New York. Talk about a storyline befitting the NFL offseason.

7. The NY Jets can trade Zach Wilson to the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints are another NFC South team in search of a quarterback this offseason. While their sights appear to be set on Derek Carr, Wilson could come in as a worthwhile developmental QB.

Andy Dalton is a free agent and Jameis Winston could be a cap casualty, leaving the Saints with zero true quarterbacks on their active roster. Perhaps Wilson could be acquired as a young developmental quarterback on a roster in limbo.