The New York Jets currently have four quarterbacks, and none of them should be starting in 2013.
While Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, David Garrard and Greg McElroy are currently forming the worst quarterback quartet in the NFL, the Jets have a tall order at hand in finding a fifth who can actually lead them to victory this upcoming season.
That’s where the 2013 NFL Draft comes in, and the Jets could have a certain quarterback in mind.
“Name to look out for: Jets have interest in Miami of Ohio QB Zac Dysert per source. Met at the Senior Bowl & interviewed him at the combine,” Kristian Dyer of the New York Metro said via Twitter.
While that information isn’t exactly conclusive or from the greatest source, it can’t completely be swept under the rug either.
More than likely, the Jets and GM John Idzik are doing their due diligence and taking a long look at the majority of the quarterbacks available during April’s draft. It’s a smart decision for a team that desperately needs a new pair of hands under center. Heck, I find it hard to believe that Sanchez is better than anyone they can get in the first four rounds.
Dysert is a definite sleeper in this underwhelming quarterback class. While he may not offer anything in particular to excite NFL teams, he’s a well-rounded, proven passer who could develop into a quality starter given the proper coaching and supporting cast.
That, however, leads to obvious issues with him joining the Jets. Gang Green failed to provide Sanchez with a nurturing environment, and look how he turned out. Dysert is a promising project, but a team like the Jets is in no position to turn him into a franchise-caliber quarterback. Then again, I don’t think any gunslinger from the 2013 class deserves that kind of punishment.
Whether or not the interest is more than just due diligence is still to be determined. At least we know that the Jets aren’t satisfied with Sanchez and his band of hopeless quarterbacks.