General manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh at the New York Jets Rookie Camp, held at their practice facility in Florham Park, NJ on May 6, 2022.

The New York Jets Held Rookie Camp At Their Practice Facility In Florham Park Nj On May 6 2022

Jets investigating all QB options; Derek Carr left ‘strong impression’

Finding a veteran quarterback is the top priority for the New York Jets.

From owner Woody Johnson down the line, the Jets continue to make public their plans to add a quarterback to the roster while not dismissing former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson as a future consideration.

“Our stance on Zach hasn’t changed,” general manager Joe Douglas said. “We still feel like he has a high ceiling.”

One quarterback has already been in the building. Derek Carr, discarded by the Raiders, spent parts of two days at the facility since his release mid-month and will again meet with Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh in Indianapolis this week during the NFL Scouting Combine.

“Highly competitive. On the tape, you see the talent — release, arm talent, accuracy. That was a fantastic visit, really enjoyed spending time with him,” Douglas said Tuesday. “He left a strong impression with everybody.”

Douglas said Carr is “going to be thorough with his process” as a first-time free agent. He said the Jets will spend more time with Carr this week.

Without selling out Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst, Douglas made it clear the Jets have checked on another as-yet-unavailable quarterback: Aaron Rodgers.

Gutekunst said Tuesday he hasn’t talked to other GMs about specific players or trades. Douglas said he has “talked to a lot of general managers about a lot of things” but asked to defer anything specific about the Packers to Gutekunst.

Douglas said there is “a lot to like” about Carr, who turns 32 in March. The Jets are also thought to be interested in unrestricted free agent Jimmy Garoppolo, who played for the 49ers during Saleh’s time as the team’s defensive coordinator.

But Rodgers, should he declare he’s open to playing in 2023 and willing to entertain a trade to the Jets, appears to be the apple of Douglas’ eye.

“We’ll be ready to pull the trigger when we have to,” Douglas said, noting total compensation, including draft picks in any trade, were part of the big-picture evaluation. “We look through every scenario. Those are things we’re weighing. We’re looking at every option. That will play a part in the decision.”

The Jets might be ready to fire away on a new deal with All-Pro defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Douglas said Tuesday the two sides have exchanged multiple proposals and there is joint optimism a contract is feasible.

“We’ve had several good discussions (with his agent) and we feel really good about where we’re at,” Douglas said.

–Field Level Media

Nov 20, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) runs under pressure from New England Patriots defensive end Lawrence Guy (93) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Saleh: Jets yet to decide QB1 after Zach Wilson clunker

With Zach Wilson firmly under the microscope in the Big Apple, New York Jets coach Robert Saleh told reporters Monday afternoon that he has yet to decide who will start at quarterback Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Wilson had his worst performance of the season Sunday in a 10-3 loss to the New England Patriots. The second-year quarterback completed 9 of 22 passes for just 77 yards and ran three times for 26 yards.

He caught heat after the game when he was asked if he thought he let the Jets’ defense down. The heat came because of his one-word answer: “No.”

Saleh said Monday he informed Wilson that his status as New York’s starter was uncertain. Mike White and Joe Flacco are the other quarterbacks on the Jets’ 53-man roster.

“We’re keeping everything on the table over the next couple of days,” Saleh said.

The coach defended the former No. 2 overall draft pick from some of the off-the-field criticism, saying, “I don’t think Zach lacks in leadership.”

Wilson missed the first three games of the season while recovering from a preseason knee injury. The Jets won the first four games he started upon his return but are 1-2 since, with both losses coming to New England.

Wilson has completed 55.6 percent of his passes this year – matching last season’s rate – and has 1,279 passing yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions. His career touchdown-to-interception ratio through 20 career games is 13:16.

The Jets (6-4) are in the thick of the AFC playoff race and are just one game behind the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, the AFC East co-leaders. New York owns a win over both Miami and Buffalo.

–Field Level Media

Dec 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) rolls out of the pocket against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Texans demand six players or picks for QB

Trade suitors for quarterback Deshaun Watson might be left with sticker shock based on the reported asking price from the Houston Texans.

ESPN reported Sunday morning that Houston’s price tag includes a combination of six picks or players to move Watson.

A passive participant at training camp, Watson is unlikely to play for the Texans this season.

Watson is inactive for Week 1 when the Texans kick off the regular season against the Jacksonville Jaguars under first-year coach David Culley. Watson demanded a trade in the offseason and is under investigation for allegations of sexual assault and misconduct from more than 20 women.

Because of the off-field matters, teams interested in trading for Watson are requesting contingencies on compensation, per the report Sunday.

ESPN said sources around the league confirmed general manager Nick Caserio will not trade the three-time Pro Bowler for anything less than the six combined players and picks.

–Field Level Media


NFL Week 11 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

Big Ben leads a comeback over the Jaguars. The Saints continue to roll. Monday night featured an action-packed offensive showing between the Rams and the Chiefs

  • Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff combine for 64 completions, 893 yards, and 10 touchdowns.
  • 4 quarterbacks threw 3 interceptions
  • Tyreek Hill made 10 receptions for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • 6 Players with 100+ rushing yards
  • Saquon Barkley, Mark Ingram II, Adrian Peterson, and Phillip Lindsay all rush for 2 touchdowns


NFL Week 8 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

NFL Week 8 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

Another day, another quarterback change in Tampa Bay. It’s not often that teams bench a starter, try someone else at the position, and then go back to the original starter. And yet, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be starting next week vs. the Panthers. Keep in mind, he led the Buccaneers to a 2-0 start, beating the defending champs and handing New Orleans their only loss. Then he almost led a miraculous 2nd half comeback following a dismal first half performance vs the Steelers. Week 4 is where it really went down hill. He went 9/18 for 126 yards and 1 interception, and was benched for Jameis Winston. Since then, it appeared that Tampa Bay was set on Winston as a starter, but here we are awaiting what Fitzmagic can produce vs. a hot Carolina team in week 9.

Also, the Houston Texans have won their last 5 games.

Notable Performances

  • Deshaun Watson tossed 239 yards and 5 touchdowns
  • Patrick Mahomes tossed for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns
  • Marlon Mack, Joe Mixon, and James Connor all rushed for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns
  • 12 Players with 100+ receiving yards
  • 6 Players with 2 receiving touchdowns


NFL Week 6 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

NFL Week 7 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

We almost got to see a day full of NFC North vs AFC East matchups. The Patriots defeated the Bears in game that came down to a few feet on a final play. The Vikings dismantled the Jets, and the Lions beat Miami by 11. Green Bay had their long needed bye week, and Buffalo was trounced by the Colts 37-5 (a score that had never happened before). The NFC North won the day 2-1, pushing the Bears from 1st to 4th in a matter of a few hours. The NFC North is a certainly one of the closest divisions, with all four teams sitting at 3 or 4 wins.

Notable Performances

  • Patrick Mahomes tossed 358 yards and 4 touchdowns
  • Eli Manning and Matt Ryan combined for 778 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Michael Roberts and TY Hilton both caught 2 touchdowns
  • Todd Gurley and Latavius Murray both rushed for 60+ yards and 2 touchdowns
  • 13 Players with 100+ receiving yards


NFL Week 4 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

NFL Week 4 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

It would appear that the Fitzmagic is gone. Following a dismal first-half performance in Chicago, he was replaced by Jameis Winston. While neither quarterback was able to get much going, Winston will be the starter following Tampa Bay’s bye week. On the other side of the field, Mitchell Trubisky had the game of his life, tossing for 6 touchdowns and 354 yards. On Thursday night, Jared Goff and Kirk Cousins combined for just under 900 passing yards and 8 touchdowns. The receivers also had a field day, with Cooper Kupp recording 2 Touchdowns on 162 yards, and Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen both having strong performances for the Vikings.

Notable performances:

  • Jared Goff, Andrew Luck, Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan all toss for 400+ yards
  • 23 players recorded 100+ receiving yards
  • Alvin Kamara rushes for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • Nick Chubb and Mike Davis rush for 100+ yards and score 2 touchdowns
  • Jared Cook caught for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns



NFL Week 3 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

In a shootout at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Drew Brees passed Brett Favre’s record of 6300 pass completions. He tossed for 3 touchdowns and ran for 2, including the game winner in overtime.

On Monday night, Big Ben Roethlisberger came out firing in the first half, recording 3 Touchdowns to Vance McDonald, Antonio Brown, and Ryan Switzer. Following a slow start and 3 first-half interceptions, Ryan Fitzpatrick led a comeback but came up short, sending the Steelers to 1-1-1 and the Bucs to 2-1.

Notable performances:

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 411 yards (his third consecutive with 400+ passing yards), 3 Touchdowns, and 3 Interceptions
  • Drew Brees and Matt Ryan combine for over 700 passing yards and 8 touchdowns
  • Calvin Ridley caught for 146 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
  • Robert Woods records 10 catches for 104 yards and 2 Touchdowns
  • Adrian Peterson rushes 19 times for 120 yards and 2 Touchdowns
  • Christian McCaffrey gained 184 yards on 28 rushes


What to Look For - Week 9 Wide Receivers/Kickers

NFL Week 2 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 452 yards and 3 TDs on Sunday – and ended up as the second-best QB on the field. Patrick Mahomes tossed for 326 YDS and 6 TDs.
Other notable performances:

  • Todd Gurley and AJ Green produce 3 touchdowns each
  • Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs combine for 259 YDs and 3 TDs
  • New Orleans WR Michael Thomas had 12 catches for 89 YDs and 2 TDs
  • Blake Bortles threw for 377 YDs, and 4 TDs


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