Woody Johnson doubles down on Jets’ plans to acquire veteran quarterback

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By: Billy Riccette

Jets owner Woody Johnson continues to sound open to the idea of the team landing a veteran quarterback to lead the charge in 2023.

Johnson spoke with ESPN’s Dianna Russini at the NFL Honors on Thursday and he was asked about the Jets’ plans to grab a quarterback this offseason and was specifically asked about Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Johnson wouldn’t comment directly about Rodgers considering that would be tampering since Rodgers is still under contract with the Packers. But he did say that “you want the best quarterback that you can get.” Take that for what it’s worth, but most will argue at this point that Rodgers is the best the Jets can get.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr could be seen as a backup plan for the Jets, but that plan could be closing in a hurry. Carr met with the Saints this week after the Raiders gave the Saints permission to meet with him. Carr still has his no-trade clause and can shoot down any potential deal. Cart’s $40.4 million salary becomes guaranteed on Wednesday.

Regardless, all signs still seem to point to the Jets pushing all their chips on the table for Rodgers. Johnson did also mention wanting to keep developing other young players — namely a certain former No. 2 overall pick.

Before anything happens, Rodgers is going on his “darkness retreat” to contemplate his future. It seems it’s going to be a bit before any sort of traction happens with the Jets and their quarterback pursuit.

Originally posted on Jets Wire

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