The New York Jets find themselves in quite the pickle.
After an offseason with hype through the roof thanks to the arrival of Aaron Rodgers, the entire season was sent into a tailspin when the former NFL MVP tore his Achilles during the first drive of the 2023 NFL season.
Now the team is relying on Zach Wilson to try and make the most of the season, though there are many who wonder if the Jets will look to bring in a veteran or two to help, especially if Wilson struggles.
According to ESPN analyst Jordan Reid, the Jets could consider making a run at Washington Commanders backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
“I think the Jets will give Zach Wilson a couple of weeks to show improvement,” said Reid on Tuesday. “If not, to me, the most realistic trade option should be Jacoby Brissett. Not a ceiling raiser, but he’s someone that at least gives you a chance to keep the ship afloat.”
However, he notes that this presumption assumes that Washington would be okay parting with Brissett while it’s starter, Sam Howell, remains untested as well.
The interesting part and other angle to all of this though is would Washington even entertain a trade for him with Howell still being an unknown?
Tough situation for the Jets to be in.
— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) September 12, 2023
“The interesting part and other angle to all of this though is would Washington even entertain a trade for him with Howell still being an unknown? Tough situation for the Jets to be in,” Reid added.
We’ll probably have a better sense of what the Jets will do after their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.