Unfortunately, this is the biggest team need each and every year for the New York Jets. They never seem to find the right guy behind center to be the franchise quarterback.
The Jets held high hopes that Ryan Fitzpatrick could build off his 2015 season but learned quickly that signing him to a 12 million dollar deal was a mistake. It’s very unlikely the Jets would want him back next year.
Geno Smith‘s career as a New York Jet most likely ended when he tore his ACL against Baltimore.
So, that would leave just Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on the roster. Are the Jets feeling good about that? Probably not. With the playing time he received, Petty was not overly impressive. He had some moments but turned over the football quite a bit.
Petty will be recovering from a torn labrum this offseason, which he suffered in New England on Christmas Eve.
Christian Hackenberg on the other hand, according to sources he does not look like he will survive in the NFL. Which makes you think, why didn’t the Jets draft Dak Prescott? Someone in their scouting department should be fired.
Maccagan’s first priority is to find a quarterback. Whether that’s signing or trading for a veteran quarterback, or drafting one. Deshaun Watson is looking like a pretty good option as of late.
Whoever the man is, you can not win in this league without having a quarterback.