To be blunt, if Zach Wilson gets injured, the New York Jets are in trouble.
Joe Douglas and this coaching staff have done very little to address the backup quarterback role this offseason, despite loud cries from fans for a serviceable veteran. The franchise did eventually bring in Josh Johnson but after one preseason appearance, the 13-year vet ended up on the practice squad.
That put Wilson’s clipboard in the hands of Mike White, a former Dallas Cowboys fifth-round pick out of Western Kentucky. In that lone appearance this summer, Johnson outperformed both White and James Morgan — who’s now with the Carolina Panthers.
If we’re being honest though, neither is the long-term answer behind the BYU product. Morgan was meant to be that for Sam Darnold, but the decision to change playbooks sunk those plans. After a recent cut, Douglas now has a second chance at securing his high-upside backup of the future.
Message to Douglas, go and get Jacob Eason! In a total head-scratcher of a move, the Indianapolis Colts just waived the 2020 fourth-round pick that was initially drafted to be their starting quarterback after Philip Rivers.