The New York Jets had a disastrous 2023 campaign. They rolled into the year with Super Bowl expectations but that quickly evaporated when Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 1.
Zach Wilson was put right back into the starting lineup but the Jets season never got off the ground. Things between New York and the 24-year-old quarterback seem to be headed toward a breakup and the Jets will be in the market for a backup QB.
General manager Joe Douglas told reporters on Monday that it's a "high possibility" they pursue a veteran quarterback.
We'll dive into three veteran backup quarterbacks the Jets should target in the offseason.
1. Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill would be 36 years old by the time the 2024 season kicks off but he wouldn't be asked to come into a starting role. The Texas A&M product would give New York a savvy veteran signal-caller who has a nice understanding of the coaching staff.
Tannehill was in Tennessee with both offensive line coach Keith Carter and passing game coordinator Todd Downing so they would have a sense of comfort. He's started a total of 151 career games, tossing 34,881 yards and 216 passing touchdowns.
Tannehill also led the Titans to three playoff appearances during his tenure in Tennessee, logging a 2-3 record. The Jets need someone who could step in and keep the ship steady if needed. Tannehill would do exactly that for the Jets in 2024.