What’s a plane without a pilot? A troublesome situation, and it’s no different for a football team without a quarterback.
It must be nice to be a Colts fan or a Steelers fan or even a Giants fan, knowing the most important piece of their football equation is a constant. They know that Peyton, Ben, and Eli will be taking the snaps under center next fall, as they have been for the past several years, and they feel pretty good about that.
Having a workhorse running back, a play-making wide receiver, a monstrous defensive end, or a hard-hitting safety are all good and nice, but if there isn’t a formidable quarterback lining up under center on Sunday, a team could be in for a very long day.
As of Feb. 15, 2009, the New York Jets find themselves in such a predicament.
The Brett Favre Era came and went like a flash, almost as if it was a dream.
But Gang Green must move on and find a long term solution to pilot their fleet to the Promised Land.
There are several directions Rex Ryan and the front office will go here, but my gut feeling tells me the Jets’ next starting quarterback is already on the roster.
However, the possibilities remain that the Jets may look to sign free agent, make a trade, or draft a rookie.
Here are the possibilities: