The New York Jets’ Week 1 matchup started as a nightmare that evolved into a fever dream. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured on the Jets’ fourth offensive play, but the team as a whole stepped up and defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime — thanks to a 65-yard punt return touchdown in the extra period courtesy of undrafted free agent Xavier Gipson.
The J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets are surely excited after that thrilling, season-opening win, but now comes the issue of Rodgers. Late Monday night, Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that they fear their brand new quarterback suffered a torn Achilles in Week 1 which, if confirmed, would end his 2023 season.
So, where do the Jets go from here? Just because Rodgers is hurt doesn’t mean the Jets’ season is over. With their elite defense and a rushing attack headlined by Dalvin Cook and Breece Hall, New York can be in the playoff mix. Saleh said former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson will be the guy moving forward, but who knows what will really happen?
Below, we will rank five quarterback options for the Jets.
If the Jets want to add a…