The quarterback-challenged New York Jets (7-8) face a difficult decision in the upcoming offseason about whom to dub the main signal-caller for the 2014 season.
General manager John Idzik is about to undergo the second phase of his long-term rebuilding plan, which could include adding a new head coach. The Jets have now endured three consecutive seasons without a winning record while consistently boasting an offense that struggles to score points.
The quarterback position is the biggest part of success on offense. In 2013, the Jets average a stagnant total of 18 points per game under rookie QB Geno Smith, which ranks third-to-last in the NFL.
Idzik and Co. need to carefully examine the Jets' QB depth chart and assess whether Smith or former main signal-caller Mark Sanchez is capable of igniting the offense toward success next season.
Salary-cap numbers will play a huge role in dictating what the Jets opt to do at quarterback over the spring and summer, but it's highly possible for New York to explore opportunities via draft, trade and free agency.
The following slideshow examines five realistic starting quarterback options for the Jets in 2014.