The Jets areunder center, even after the former first-round pick threw three interceptions in a blowout loss to the Cowboys. Coach Robert Saleh doesn’t anticipate the team adding another quarterback to replace the injured Aaron Rodgers. But former Jets QB Boomer Esiason believes that’s not the right approach and he has a specific idea for an upgrade.
“Right now, there are no other picks for the Jets on the roster,” Esiason said on “Boomer and Gio” this week. “All of us over there at ‘The NFL Today,’ everyone relates to something, everyone has an opinion… (and) most of the guys (think) Carson Wentz would be the answer, because you wouldn’t have to give up anything.
“And I know Carson Wentz has a perception of him,” Esiason continued, “but Frank Reich didn’t want to cut Carson Wentz in Indianapolis. He didn’t do it. The owner did it, because he reacted excessively to two losses at the end of the season. the season. … Carson Wentz is not playing for a reason. … (But) he’s also not going to be a guy who (be) as bad as Zach Wilson.”
Esiason is referring to the Wentz trade from the Colts to the Commanders, which took place before 2022 and came just a year after Indy acquired Wentz from the Eagles. Reich, who was fired as Colts coach last season, reportedly advocated initially acquiring Wentz, only to later approve of trading the former MVP candidate to Washington, where he only started only seven games.
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Wentz has had a quiet market since his release by commanders in February. The Chiefsthe former No. 2 overall draft pick about a potential backup role early in the offseason, but he hasn’t even visited a team yet this year.
Wilson, meanwhile, has never completed more than 56 percent of his passes in a season. He’s 26 of 48 for 310 yards, two touchdowns and four picks since replacing Rodgers, who suffered a torn Achilles early in Week 1.