When the New York Jets lost future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers to what looks like a season-ending ankle injury during the first week of the season, it looked like the Jets could be in need of a quarterback this season. As a result, it sounds like a couple of former star quarterbacks offered their services – but the Jets weren’t interested.
According to a report from NFL insider Jay Glazer of Fox Sports before Sunday afternoon’s NFL games, the former MVP quarterback Matt Ryan and former star quarterback Carson Wentz – both free agents at the moment – offered their services to the New York Jets following the injury to Aaron Rodgers. But the Jets said no thanks.
“With Aaron Rodgers out for however long he’s out, the Jets are sticking with Zach Wilson as the quarterback. That hasn’t stopped other quarterbacks from trying to get Gang Green’s attention,” Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote on Sunday.
“Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that both Carson Wentz and Matt Ryan have reached out to the Jets about joining the team. The Jets declined.”
It’s a pretty brutal and blunt message from the Jets to bluntly turn down an MVP quarterback and a longtime starter like that, but it’s clear that they just want to stick with Wilson.