The Jets have one of the most chaotic quarterback carousels in the NFL. With Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, David Garrard, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms already making one of the most crowded quarterback rooms in the league, could the Jets be in the market to add another arm to the group?
Unless the Jets believe Mark Sanchez is the answer for the future—and they'd be the only one—the question is not if, but when the Jets will target a signal-caller for the future.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley may be the most NFL-ready prospect in this year's class. The floor is very high for him, but how high is his ceiling? High enough to warrant a top-10 pick? Most experts don't seem to think so. If the Jets want someone who can come in and run the offense in his first year, Barkley is the guy.
Some of the best potential lies in the quarterbacks available in the second round, but many of those quarterbacks also come with significant question marks. That includes the likes of Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson and N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon.
Wilson is not quite as cerebral as Barkley, but he compares favorably to Joe Flacco as a prospect. He has a cannon of an arm and isn't afraid to hang in the pocket while under the gun to deliver a pass. He ran the Razorbacks' spread offense with precision timing, which should translate well to the West Coast offense.
Glennon is constantly praised for the vast potential he has shown, but he's also deservedly criticized for dramatic inconsistencies and up-and-down play. He is at his best from the pocket, but he can throw on the move, on designed bootlegs, etc.
His mechanics break down under pressure, and he is prone to bad decision-making if his line isn't protecting him. When given time, though, he'll go through his reads and willingly takes checkdowns if nothing is open.
The options don't stop there, but those could be the best options if the Jets want to find a fit for the West Coast offense that they can develop and groom as the quarterback of the future.