Although highly unusual in this day and age, Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets should bet on a 53-man roster with four quarterbacks.Just a month ago, there were many who believed Geno Smith would be the New York Jets starting quarterback. These people actually reveled in this idea while Ryan Fitzpatrick toiled on the open market.
Now, after just two preseason games, Geno is hanging on to a roster spot by the skin of his teeth.
When the classically hilarious Jerry Glanville proclaimed the NFL as the “Not For Long” league, he wasn’t kidding.
Second-year Baylor product Bryce Petty was so impressive in Washington D.C. on Friday night that head coach Todd Bowles won’t commit to Geno as the backup – after doing the exact opposite the week prior. He declined to get into specifics, yet had this golden little nugget, via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York:
“We’ve got a plan for the quarterbacks that we’re not revealing,” Bowles said.
A plan? What plan?
Perhaps what the second-year boss is alluding to is that the Jets will keep all four of their signal callers. This would be an unusual strategy in this day and age, no doubt, but one that is ideal for this situation.
When predicting New York’s 53-man roster at the beginning of July, we thought four QBs would be the way they’d go.
There are a multitude of reasons: