Jets Looking For Options At Quarterback

Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t been a revelation at quarterback, but for a team built on defense and running the football, he had been enough through the first six games.

The team had to turn to Geno Smith as Fitzpatrick suffered an injury early in the loss to the Raiders. It was initially reported as a ligament issue on his non-throwing hand, according to Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press (via Twitter). He was ruled out for the game, although he did return for one play late in the fourth quarter after Smith left the game with an injury.

At that point, the Jets were already making phone calls to inquire about quarterbacks who could potentially be available, either via trade or free agency, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Florio mentions that there aren’t many options available, highlighting Ryan Mallett and Zach Mettenberger as two potential targets. Jason Fitzgerald of adds Buccaneers backup Mike Glennon to the list of quarterbacks the Jets should consider (via Twitter). He also mentions Chad Henne, Kellen Clemens, Matt Schaub, Chase Daniel, Colt McCoy, and Dan Orlovsky as quarterbacks with expiring contracts (via Twitter).

To add another level of complexity, Smith was also injured in the game, consulting with a doctor presumably to have X-rays taken after the game, writes Brian Costello of the New York Post (via Twitter). Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News specifies that Smith is dealing with shoulder and ab issues (via Twitter).

Fitzpatrick is assumed to have torn ligaments in the thumb of his non-throwing hand, according to head coach Todd Bowles as reported by Mehta (via Twitter). Based on how quickly the organization looked to add another signal caller, the expectation is that he could miss some time.

The only quarterback left on the depth chart besides Smith is fourth-round pick Bryce Petty. If Smith also misses time is , which isn’t expected right now, Petty would likely take over, and the team would need to bring in another passer to round out the roster.

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9 comments on “Jets Looking For Options At Quarterback

  1. Jay_T

    If they traded for Kaep that could help a lot for them. Yea he isn’t what he use to be but his O Line wasn’t very good last year and are absolutely horrible this year. You put him with that O Line and those WRs and that RB he could take them far I think

    • Danielle Bellinie

      Totally agree on Kaepernick. Swapping for Geno Smith and a mid or late round draft pick will also benefit the 49ers moving forward if he’s able to play if the shoulder injury is not that bad. Plus, adding another quarterback from the list above will help on the depth chart.

  2. Danielle Bellinie

    Kaepernick of the 49ers is a viable option as his days w/ the team is probably coming to an end. Change of scenery for him will be better moving forward.

  3. rtr1redrockets

    Kaep to philly bradford to ny and eagles and jets send 4th rd picks!!


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