NY Jets news: Jets starting QB in Week 14, Ashtyn Davis extension, Joe Flacco shines

  • Who will be the Jets starting QB in Week 14?
  • Ashtyn Davis might be re-signed
  • Joe Flacco was pretty good

NY Jets, Ashtyn Davis
NY Jets, Ashtyn Davis / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

The NY Jets trotted out their fourth quarterback of the season on Sunday when Trevor Siemian was called upon to replace the struggling Tim Boyle. Reminder: it's only Week 13.

Whether it's Siemian, Boyle, or Zach Wilson at this point, it really doesn't matter. The Jets' offense is a disaster, and the quarterback solution clearly isn't on the roster.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh was asked about the team's QB plans for their upcoming game against the Houston Texans next week after Sunday's game, and he remained noncommittal. Saleh doesn't have an answer — probably because there isn't one.

Saleh told reporters that he was "not there yet" in regard to making a QB decision. The Jets will likely announce their starting quarterback as soon as Monday, but it probably isn't going to matter much.

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Ashtyn Davis could be re-signed

One of the few bright spots from a dismal Jets season has been the emergence of Ashtyn Davis, who seems to finally be making good on his potential. Davis has been playing some of the best football of his career over the last few weeks.

With Davis set to hit free agency this offseason, many have begun to call for the Jets to re-sign their former third-round pick. Count SNY's Connor Hughes among those who feel that way.

Davis recorded a safety in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons — yet another big play made by the former Cal standout. He's also recorded two interceptions and recovered a pair of fumbles this season in limited playing time.

Every time Davis is on the field, he seems to make a play. The Jets should consider giving him more snaps over the final few weeks of the season, possibly at the expense of someone like Jordan Whitehead.

Joe Flacco played well for the Browns

The Jets may not have a quarterback, but one of their former QBs happened to play well in his season debut on Sunday. Joe Flacco started in place of the injured Dorian Thompson-Robinson in Week 13, and while his team was unable to pick up the win, he played quite well.

Flacco finished 23-of-44 for 254 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in his Cleveland Browns debut. Those aren't exactly elite numbers, but they're certainly better than what any Jets QB has been able to regularly muster this season.

To make matters worse, the Browns' leading receiver in that game was fellow former Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore. Moore finished the game with four catches for a team-leading 83 yards.

Of course, it's hard to imagine Flacco (or Moore, for that matter) would be putting up those numbers in this Jets offense, but it's not fun to look around the league and see former Jets thriving. Michael Carter says hello...