NFL Free Agency is off and running and the signings are starting to come through. It's important to remember that no deal is finalised until the signature is on the contract. Players who have not been released can't sign until tomorrow. However, most of these deals will go through without a hitch, if not all of them.
The Jets currently have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg signed for next year. Needless to say, there is some work to be done at the position.
If you believe the latest news coming out of the NFL insiders, you'll know that:
- The Bills have decided to keep Tyrod Taylor on a reduced contract.
- Hoyer has agreed in principle to a contract with the 49'ers
- The Bears are red-hot favourites to sign Mike Glennon
- Josh McCown seems set to sign in Dallas (Oh Noooooo)
- Matt Schaub has re-signed with the Falcons
So considering that information, what's left for the Jets at the QB position. Lets run through a couple.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - Kidding
Geno Smith - Not kidding, Geno said that he wouldn't rule out returning to the Jets and looking at what's available, I wouldn't be overly shocked to see him back. Even if I do think a change of scenery would be good for him.
Tony Romo - Set to be released tomorrow. I still don't think this make any sense, plus he wants to join a contender, and even the biggest Jets optimist would struggle to pitch the Jets as contenders.
Colin Kaepernick - The former 49'er could be a target for the Jets, although I've not seen a single link there. He picked up some stats in garbage time last year, I mean his 16 TD to 4 INT performance looks OK, but whenever I watch him, I just come away underwhelmed, with little confidence in him.
Nick Foles - Rumours suggest the Vikings could be interested in Foles. He was terrible with the Rams and played sparingly with the Chiefs, although he wasn't terrible in Kansas.
Matt Barkley - He hasn't really done a great deal of anything since coming into the league in 2013. Two years in Philadelphia followed by a year in Arizona, followed by a year in Chicago. Last year he threw 8 TD's to 14 INT's in 7 games, with a sub 60% completion.
Other possible QB's - Ryan Mallett, Case Keenum, Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson, Blaine Gabbert, Shaun Hill.
It's bleak out there ladies and gentlemen, very bleak.