According to published reports, the Jets’ quarterback competition is down to a pair of players.
One of the reports was in the New York Times.
“(David) Garrard’s decision to step away has altered the quarterback dynamic, casting the rookie Geno Smith opposite (Mark) Sanchez in a challenge for primacy,” wrote Ben Shpigel in the Times.
So with that being the case, should the Jets bring another quarterback, perhaps a veteran, to increase the competition?
ESPN’s Rich Cimini threw out the names of several free agents as possibilities, including Charlie Batch (Steelers), Tyler Thigpen (Bills), Trent Edwards (Eagles) and Byron Leftwich (Steelers).
If those are the choices, I’d go with Edwards.
First of all, he knows the playbook of new Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. The Stanford-product spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, so he’s comfortable with the Jets’ new system.
Also, his skillset is a good fit for the Jets’ new West Coast offense.
If the Jets want to add a third quarterback to the competition right now, Edwards is probably the way to go.