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Jets Have Five Too Many QBs


Mark Sanchez #6 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Mark Sanchez #6 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Why do the New York Jets have five quarterbacks on their roster right now, can anyone give me a reasonable answer to that question?

For a team that has so many needs it seems strange that the Jets would currently have five quarterbacks on their roster; Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, David Garrard, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms. I can understand having three maybe four quarterbacks but now is not the time to stockpile at the position and there are even reports that the Jets are interested in Geno Smith, but in order for a quarterback to be successful he needs to have solid parts around him.

The Jets don’t consider themselves rebuilding but they really are and need to be focused on getting another running back to Shonn Greene, their offensive line needs help, a tight end to replace Dustin Keller and their defense lost two safeties, a defensive lineman and a linebacker. I don’t think it’s smart to have five quarterbacks and possibly a sixth with Geno Smith, they need a good offensive lineman, running back or linebacker with their ninth overall pick in the draft.

Last year was a prime example of why it wasn’t smart for the Jets to have three starting quarterbacks on their roster. Sanchez and Tebow helped divide the team and McElroy starting a few games over Tebow didn’t help matters. In the offseason they brought in Garrard to vive for the starting job against Sanchez and while Tebow is still on their roster, the Jets really don’t want him there and would trade him if another team made them any sort offer to get rid of him.

Sanchez isn’t going anywhere, at least not in 2013, so I really don’t think it’s best for him to have so many different competitors. It will only cause a struggle like last year under the constant questioning of whether he was their starter or not. The Jets have so many other needs that their quarterback dilemma could be postponed until 2014 when Sanchez won't be guaranteed over $8 million. However, I believe that this will not be the last time we hear from the quarterbacks of the Jets this season.