The New York Jets continue to exercise due diligence on quarterbacks, even the one and only Johnny Manziel. Plus, the green and white close in on Terrelle Pryor.
Yes, believe it or not, a couple of San Diego prospects requested Manziel to be their Pro Day quarterback and thus created an opportunity Johnny Football took full advantage of.
My source confirmed that the Jets were, in fact, one of 12 teams that attended the Pro Day to, at the very least, exercise their due diligence on the talented but troubled quarterback.
Johnny Manziel threw today at the University of Sam Diego.
12 teams in attendance.
Strong day say those in attendance. pic.twitter.com/A8NAtSO5In
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2018
While the Jets already have two veteran quarterbacks on the roster in Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown, all 32 franchises understand each could never employ enough talented quarterbacks. I don’t expect anything to come of this, at least as it pertains to the Jets, but it is interesting nonetheless.
From speculation to reality, the Jets have put pen to paper with veteran wideout Terrelle Pryor. The deal is done, according to somebody close to the situation, and Calvin Watkins of Newsday also claims an agreement has been consummated.
We mentioned earlier that the Jets have two veteran quarterbacks on the roster, but we didn’t mention that the team is going to be adding a passer with the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. That would put the Jets at six quarterbacks on the roster.
An unprecedented number, to say the least.
Likely, the following is how it plays out. Obviously, you’ll have whomever the rookie is (pending his development), Bridgewater and McCown, or one of the two veterans and Christian Hackenberg as the developmental third string.
Everyone already thinks Hackenberg is a bust, but he has yet to throw a regular-season pass. We already know what Bryce Petty is, so what’s the harm of keeping a guy on the bottom of the roster for nothing more than for giggles and potential?
Petty is the odd-man out.