For years, the New York Jets have craved a starting-caliber quarterback.
Notably, they might be on the verge of finally getting their guy, as Aaron Rodgers could make himself available quite soon.
Rodgers recently hinted at the possibility of leaving the Green Bay Packers, stating that he could definitely win another MVP playing in the right situation.
The Jets are perhaps the most QB-needy team in the league right now, as they have a prominent offensive core and an elite defense, but Zach Wilson is most definitely not the right guy to lead them.
So, with all the rumors about Rodgers and a potential trip to the Big Apple, Jets owner Woody Johnson did little to shut the story down:
“The weakness right now is in the quarterback position,” Johnson told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. “Whether it was management or whatever, everybody kind of regressed a little bit so what we’re gonna do is we are gonna look for an experienced quarterback to come in and help us and help develop these other young players.”
“I think you want the best quarterback you can get to lead the Jets,” Johnson answered when asked about Rodgers. “I think with a good quarterback and our great defense… and a good running game. Our special teams is really good. I think it’s plug-and-play, when a quarterback comes in it’s kind of an ideal situation.”
Jets owner Woody Johnson on their search for a veteran QB and if Aaron Rodgers is possibly on their radar: pic.twitter.com/FRnAOInWBx
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) February 10, 2023
While he didn’t specifically mention Rodgers, he all but confirmed that the Jets are ready to give up on the Zach Wilson experiment and pursue a veteran quarterback instead.
Rodgers recently announced that he’d undergo a darkness retreat to clear his head and decide where he wants to play next, so they must be keeping an eye on that.
Even Jets legend Joe Namath endorsed a Rodgers trade by stating that he could wear his retired no. 12 jersey.
It seems like the ball is on Rodgers’ court right now, and he’d be in a better position — football-wise — in New York right now.
If not, then the Jets could turn the attention to other — yet lesser — options such as Baker Mayfield or Jimmy Garoppolo, and it seems like anything would be better than Wilson at this point.NEXT: The Jets Made NFL History On Thursday