NY Jets showing interest in high-profile mid-round QB prospect

NY Jets, Max Duggan
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TCU's Heisman finalist quarterback Max Duggan held his pro day workout this past Thursday. All 32 NFL teams were in attendance for the TCU workout, and a few teams are rumored to be interested in the former college star quarterback. One of those rumored teams was the NY Jets.

At first glance, the Jets don't make the most sense as a team that could target the former TCU standout. They still have Zach Wilson on the roster, who head coach Robert Saleh proudly proclaimed as the No. 2 quarterback on the roster this upcoming year.

They are also in the seemingly endless midst of acquiring Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a trade. Duggan is not someone who will be drafted in the first round, but rather most likely a Day 2 or, more likely, a Day 3 pick.

Even with this, many Jets fans were wondering why Duggan was garnering interest from the team when it seems the quarterback position might be set going into next year.

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However, given Zach Wilson's uncertain future and the lack of trust the organization has in him, they might be looking to add a depth quarterback to the roster they can slowly develop.

Rather than add another quarterback early in the draft, taking one later with fewer expectations and more time to develop might be a better option for the organization.

It should also be noted that Duggan was a very accomplished college QB. He threw for over 3,600 yards and 32 touchdowns in his senior season and ran for 423 yards and nine additional scores. He led TCU to a Big 12 Championship and a College Football Playoff semifinal upset win over Michigan.

The man can play.

The Jets also have to compete with a few other interested teams, such as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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If Duggan were to fall to the Jets, say, in the fourth or fifth round, I would expect the team to at least consider taking him and letting him develop behind Rodgers and Wilson. If nothing else, he could be around to challenge Wilson in the post-Rodgers world.