Despite a far worse than originally planned quarterback situation, the New York Jets are taking a surprising approach to the issue for the rest of the season.
Unless you were under a rock for the last week, chances are you heard about the devastating Aaron Rodgers injury news last Monday. The future Hall-of-Famer was supposed to be the missing piece for a team with championship aspirations. But in just four plays an Achilles tear ended his season and put the Jets back at square one when it came to their QB situation.
The reason why New York was looking for a better signal-caller in 2023 was because their 2021 first-round pick Zach Wilson has only regressed in his two seasons with the team and seemingly lost the confidence of his teammates and the fanbase by the end of the season.
However, the team kept him on the roster to serve as Rodgers’ backup, but due to the injury last week, he has been thrust back into the starting role.
New York Jets have no intention of talking to Tom Brady or Phillip Rivers about joining the team
Since, Monday there has been a great deal of speculation that the organization could reach out to proven and retired veterans like Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, and Matt Ryan to jump in and maintain their spot as a title contender in the AFC this season. However, a new report paints a picture of the team’s strategy going forward that may disappoint many fans.
- Zach Wilson stats (2022): 1,688 yards, 6 TD, 7 INT, 72.8 rating
On Sunday morning, The Athletic’s NFL insider Dianna Russini revealed that while the organization wants to bring in a veteran QB, “They told each quarterback they spoke to that Wilson is the starter and they would be coming in as a backup.”
Russini also reported that the New York Jets have spoken with former Arizona Cardinals QB Colt McCoy and former Kansas City Chiefs backup Chad Henne. Plus, she was informed that “the Jets do not have any plans to reach out to Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, Philip Rivers, Blake Bortles or Ben Roethlisberger.”
Recent reports have claimed Brady has no intention of unretiring a second time despite having a son who lives in New York, and Roethlisberger recently suggested the team hinted at interest in him but he prefers starting and ending his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.