Speculative QB Options For The Jets


Rich Cimini of ESPN New York takes a look at some of the available free agent quarterbacks and how they would fit with the Jets now that David Garrard has retired.

Charlie Batch

  • Batch, 38, is a veteran quarterback who’s familiar with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’ system. Despite having some success in recent years while filling in Ben Roethlisberger, it’s hard to expect this to continue given his age and declining skill set.

Tyler Thigpen

  • Thigpen drew some interest from the Seahawks not too long ago, but he was ultimately beat out by Brady Quinn. He offers great athleticism, but isn’t exactly an effective passing quarterback.

Trent Edwards

  • Edwards spent time with Mornhinweg in Philadelphia last season, so that’s an obvious plus for him. He actually put together a very strong preseason for the Eagles last year, but was released after Chip Kelly took over as the team’s head coach.

Byron Leftwich

  • Leftwich, 33, was recently with the Steelers, but has found almost no interest as a free agent this year. He has an awkward throwing motion, but Cimini believes he could be a decent fit in the Jets’ new West Coast offense.

Tarvaris Jackson

  • Cimini mentions that Jackson could be an option for the Jets, despite the fact that he’s currently battling with E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb for the Bills starting job. Jackson could end up being the odd man out in Buffalo and Jets GM John Idzik is familiar with him given their time together in Seattle.

It’s hard to say when or if the Jets will be looking to add another quarterback, but this is at least something to monitor in the coming few weeks.

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Nathaniel Sheehan
7 years ago

At least three of these guys are superior to at least one that is currently on their roster, which means I really hope they don’t pick up any of those three.

Josh Coty Sorensen
7 years ago

Hello my Name is Vince Young and I need a QB job.