Jets Exploring Signing Back Old Friend Geno Smith; Also Looking At Giants Daniel Jones And Others

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The Jets are exploring all their options at the quarterback position in an effort to fix their passing offense. They are reportedly even considering re-signing former Jet Geno Smith, as well as looking into crosstown rival Daniel Jones, who is under contract with the Giants.

Geno Smith started his career with the Jets as a 2nd round pick in the 2013 Draft. After mostly struggling as a starter for two seasons, he was benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick and eventually left to play for the Giants, Chargers and Seahawks.

He was a backup until 2022 where he took over for Russell Wilson in Seattle and revitalized his career with a Seahawks franchise record passing mark for a single season, 30 touchdown passes and a Comeback Player of the Year award.

The Seahawks are expected to re-sign Geno Smith but they haven’t yet and he’s a pending free-agent.

Jets Are Looking At All Options, Even Daniel Jones

The Jets has also been explored pending free-agent 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and free-agent Derek Carr, as well as Titans QB Ryan Tannehill, who is under contract, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is also under contract.

They have also looked at Giants passer Daniel Jones, according to SI’s Albert Breer.

At this time, there is no deal imminent between the Jets and any of these quarterbacks. However, once the free-agent market opens in March, they’ll be a player for the quarterback position.

It is likely that the team will explore further possibilities before making a move. It remains to be seen if the Jets will make a move for any of the aforementioned QBs, but with their need for a reliable signal caller over the struggling Zach Wilson, anything is possible.