According to Manish Mehta of the
New York Daily News, the New York Jets have expressed interest in adding a veteran quarterback to their depth chart. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw after a locker room altercation with IK Enemkpali earlier this week. Smith is expected to miss 6-10 weeks. That leaves Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is very experienced, Bryce Petty, and Jake Heaps, who both lack much NFL playing time.
The New York Jets are interested in adding Matt Flynn, who was released by the New England Patriots shortly after they acquired him. The ex-Packer visited the Jets and took a physical today, but ended up not working out for the team as he continues to deal with a hamstring issue, according to a tweet from Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.
Flynn has spent most of his career in Green Bay. In 2011, he performed big for the Packers in a Week 17 game, which led to him receiving a sizable three-year deal from the Seattle Seahawks. After never starting a contest with Seattle, the former seventh-round draft pick bounced around the league a bit, joining the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders before returning to his roots in Green Bay.
Flynn is one of multiple veteran quarterbacks that the New York Jets have looked at following Geno Smith’s injury. They have also shown interest in Rex Grossman, who started a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears, and Tyler Thigpen, who has played all over the NFL.
The New York Jets are in no rush to sign Flynn, since they want to make sure rookie quarterback Bryce Petty sees plenty of quality reps in the preseason, and Flynn is still rehabbing from his hamstring injury. Rex Grossman is nursing an injury of his own, which suggests that the organization isn’t targeting immediate help.
Bryce Petty performed admirably in the Jets’ blowout loss in their first preseason game on Thursday. The fourth-round-pick threw for 50 yards on 10-18 passing, but no completed pass was worth more than eight yards.
Do you think the New York Jets will make a transaction in order to acquire Matt Flynn? If not, what other moves do you see the Jets making before the NFL season begins in September? Finally, how do you think the New York Jets will fare this season, after finishing last in the AFC East with a 4-12 record?
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