Jets Sign Former Packers Backup QB Graham Harrell
By Allen Kim
Harrell has spent the last three years with the Packers, but the addition of Vince Young made him expendable. He cleared waivers after being cut by the team last week.
Even with all of the Jets’ problems behind center, this was a slightly puzzling move for the team. On top of the ongoing battle between Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez for the starting job, they still have Greg McElroy and Matt Simms on the depth chart.
It’s not as if Harrell impressed in Green Bay, and carrying five quarterbacks on the depth chart is not a sound strategy considering all of the team’s problems. Perhaps the Jets are hoping that something, anything, from Aaron Rodgers rubbed off on Harrell, and that he’ll be able to bring that little something to the disaster behind center for New York.
Harrell is facing an uphill battle to make the Jets’ roster, and the 28-year-old may be looking at his last shot in the NFL.