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Jets Exploring Trade Market For QBs, Matt Flynn Also An Option

Update:

Jets HC Todd Bowles told reporters Monday that they are exploring trade options in regards to the quarterback position, as well as available free agents.

  • Bowles specifically mentioned veteran QB Matt Flynn being discussed as possibility.

Flynn, 29, hadn’t found any reported interest on the open market before the Patriots signed him to a one-year deal back in June.
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The Patriots were looking to bolster their depth at quarterback following the four-game suspension handed down to Tom Brady. However, he was released just a few months later after Brady’s suspension was dropped.

The Jets signed him to a contract shortly after Geno Smith sustained a broken jaw, but he was unfortunately among their final roster cuts.

In 2014, Flynn appeared in seven games and threw for 66 yards while completing 50 percent of his passes to go along with no touchdowns and an interception in garbage time for the Packers.

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Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Jets are in the market for a veteran quarterback following the injuries to Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith.

A source tells Cole that the Jets have no interest in former Texans QB Ryan Mallett, which fits with previous reports.

Cole specifically mentions that if the Jets want to get involved in the trade market, Bills QB Josh Johnson and Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon could be names to keep an eye on.

Johnson was with the Jets earlier in the year before signing on with the Bills after Tyrod Taylor got hurt.

According to Cole, the Buccaneers aren’t interested in trading Glennon “unless the price is right” given that they have him under control through 2016.

As for free agents, Cole mentions that Kyle Orton and Jason Campbell as two options worth considering if they’re willing to return to the NFL. Both players appear to be leaning towards retirement.

Another speculative option could be Matt Flynn, who was also with the team a few months back.

Last night, Pro Football Talk reported that Jets had already begun making calls around the league regarding potential quarterbacks that are available to sign or traded.

We’ll have more regarding the Jets adding a quarterback as the news is available.