Ranking every NY Jets starting quarterback since 1990

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15. Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Now, we've arrived at the only quarterback on this list to still be a member of the Jets' roster. It's difficult to rank Zach Wilson, given that his Jets career isn't over just yet, but it's hard to justify ranking him any higher than this.

Wilson has thrown 15 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his first two seasons in the NFL. He's been outplayed by pretty much every other quarterback on the roster and looked like a deer in headlights the last time we saw him on the field.

Is it possible that Wilson turns his career around? Sure. But given what we've seen to this point, this ranking might honestly be generous.

14. Joe Flacco, QB, NY Jets

From Zach Wilson to one of his primary backups. Joe Flacco started nine games over the last three seasons with the Jets, and his numbers are actually pretty impressive.

The longtime Baltimore Ravens QB has thrown for 14 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 12 total appearances with the Jets. That's not bad at all, especially when compared to what Wilson and Sam Darnold did with similar supporting casts.

Ultimately, Flacco's lack of mobility and declining physical abilities served as significant detriments — his overall performance is worse than the box scores suggest. But Flacco had his moments with the Jets, most notably the team's miraculous comeback win over the Cleveland Browns last season.

He deserves his flowers.

13. Mike White, QB, NY Jets

Somehow this entire slide turned into a ranking of the Jets' 2022 quarterback room. I promise that was not planned. Mike White earns the nod over Wilson and Flacco primarily because of how high his highs were.

Don't get me wrong — the lows were low. But White provided Jets fans with genuine optimism at the quarterback position and even put together a Hall-of-Fame performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021.

While he finished his Jets tenure with eight touchdowns and 12 interceptions in seven starts, he did complete over 62 percent of his passes while averaging a whopping 7.0 yards per attempt. He's one of the best backup quarterbacks for the Jets in recent memory.