New York Jets not expected to go after Jay Cutler (Report)
Nov 13, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) looks on against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Chicago Bears 36-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After some initial speculation of Jay Cutler joining the New York Jets, it seems he’s not very high on their wishlist. 

That breeze you just felt was a collective sigh of relief from New York Jets fans.

On Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reported that despite quarterback Jay Cutler’s ties to new Jets coach Jeremy Bates, it’s not likely that the Jets target him.



In fact, Cimini says that Tyrod Taylor and Mike Glennon are higher up on the Jets wishlist than Cutler is. That’s probably thanks to his disappointing NFL career that has been littered with locker room issues and turnovers, lots and lots of turnovers (146 to be exact).

Of the available options, Taylor and Glennon are the two veteran options that make the most sense at quarterback. In fact, they need another option to at the very least can compete with the young guys.

The Jets would be naive to think that they can go into the season with Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg in a competition for the starting role.


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If the Bills cut Taylor, which all signs are pointing to, he would make the most sense since he throws a nice deep ball and is a mobile QB. More importantly, however, he doesn’t turn the ball over — six interceptions in both 2016 and 2015, his first two years as a starting QB.

It’d be in the Jets best interest to find someone who isn’t a turnover machine. Taylor can be that guy. Mike Glennon, on the other hand, is a bit of an unknown commodity.

The 27-year old has thrown 30 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in Tampa Bay through 21 career games. Recently, he has sat behind Jameis Winston but there is some belief around the league that he can be a starter.

One thing’s for sure: out of the three options mentioned, Cutler is definitely the least intriguing. Taylor and Glennon are much better options for the Jets in 2017, either of them would be a fine choice.

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