2. Jacoby Brissett
Brissett is another intriguing option for the Jets. The 31-year-old has shown his ability to make plays off-script and pick up easy yards with his legs if need be. Brissett's arm talent is more than solid enough to make throws on all three levels on the field.
He was selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Since then, he's bounced around the league, playing for the Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns and Washington Commanders.
That is a testament to his knack for picking up different offensive schemes and systems. Over eight NFL seasons, Brissett has made 48 career starts, compiling a record of 18-30. The 31-year-old completed 61% of his throws for 10,574 passing yards, and 51 passing touchdowns in those matchups.
Even though he lost his lone playoff game in 2021 to the Buffalo Bills, Brissett has the experience of playing and preparing for a postseason tilt.
The Florida native came into the Dec. 24 game against the Jets. Sam Howell was benched for Brissett in the third quarter when the Commanders were down 27-7. The NC State product went 10-of-13 for 100 passing yards and one touchdown in relief. He led the Commanders to four touchdown drives in the second half against one of the best defensive units in the league.
This gave a glimpse into how Brissett's energy infused the team. That impact shouldn't get glossed over for any team looking for a reliable backup QB. Especially New York with how the 2023 season unfolded.