PFF says Jets must target inconsistent Aaron Rodgers successor in 2025 Draft

Will this player succeed Rodgers in New York?
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The NY Jets may have Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback for the 2024 season, but one of the great questions surrounding this team is how long Rodgers will be under center. Eventually, the Jets will need to bring in a promising long-term successor.

While Joe Douglas did bring in Tyrod Taylor on a multi-year backup contract and spent a Day 3 pick on decorated Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis in the 2024 NFL Draft, it will be hard to find a Jets fan who believes in either of them as a viable alternative to Rodgers in the future.

The idea of drafting a quarterback in the 2025 NFL Draft has appealed to some, even with the 2025 class widely regarded as inferior compared to both of the last two crops. However, with Rodgers one of the few quarterbacks in NFL history to play at age 40, the Jets need to consider the possibility that he won't be in town very long.

As such, Pro Football Focus highlighted Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers as someone the Jets should keep an eye on in next year's draft. While the team is all-in on chasing a championship with Rodgers, Joe Douglas does eventually need a new plan in place at quarterback.

PFF suggests NY Jets should target Texas QB Quinn Ewers in 2025 NFL Draft

Ewers may have completed 69% of his passes and thrown 22 touchdowns against six picks, but the former No. 1 overall recruit is playing in a very quarterback-friendly offense. In addition, his top three receiving targets in Xavier Worthy (Chiefs), Adonai Mitchell (Colts), and Ja'Tavion Sanders (Panthers) were all drafted last year.

Ewers has a mortar tower of a right arm that can unleash some wild throws, but his main issues stem from inaccuracy on deep throws and some struggles when the play doesn't go as perfectly scripted.

The idea of learning behind Rodgers didn't seem to work very well for Zach Wilson, and the Jets may not have as much time to commit to polishing Ewers as they chase a championship. New York will need to figure out how much gas Rodgers has left in the tank and how far away Ewers is from becoming a starter.

The Jets are full-steam ahead in pursuit of their first postseason appearance in over a decade and the first championship in almost 60 years. Ewers shouldn't be the top priority heading into 2025 right now, but things can always change.