The New York Jets are in an awful situation and it won’t get any better unless they make as many drastic changes as possible this offseason. A great start would be to change starting quarterbacks, although that’s much easier said than done. Mark Sanchez is way overpaid and the Jets will have to pay more to get rid of him, although it would be a little bit cheaper if they wait until training camp cuts. So with that in mind, Gang Green should bring in literally every free agent quarterback possible this offseason to compete with Sanchez for the starting job.
There aren’t a ton of options this year, but two names that jump off the page are Drew Stanton and Seneca Wallace. The former had a great 2010 season with the Detroit Lions while filling in for the injured Matthew Stafford, but hasn’t thrown a regular season pass since then. Of course, he’s been sitting behind the likes of Stafford and Andrew Luck, so that’s expected. The promise he showed during his brief time on the field gives the Jets plenty of reason to at least take him for a test run this offseason. Yes, I know he was with the Jets last offseason, but he certainly can’t be any worse than Sanchez has been, so another test run couldn’t hurt.
Wallace has been a free agent for far too long now, but his athleticism and experience alone make him an intriguing prospect, especially for a quarterback-needy team like the Jets who have too many other holes to fill to use a draft pick on a passer. Maybe the Jets need a mobile signal-caller to kickstart their stagnant offense. It definitely wouldn’t hurt to give it a whirl in training camp and the preseason.
In short, the Jets just need to do anything they can to become halfway relevant again. They’re simply awful and drastic changes are a must this offseason, including the quarterback position. New York might strike gold with a guy like Stanton and then get a decent trade for Sanchez, assuming he’ll agree to restructure his deal. Either way, it’s a stretch on all of these hypotheticals, but that’s become the norm in New York.