The Jets’ offensive line will be protecting Zach Wilson on Sunday, following the crushing Achilles tendon tear that will sideline Aaron Rodgers in his first year with the team after they traded for him back in April.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced that Zach Wilson will be the team’s unchallenged starter for the rest of the season. Tim Boyle will be the backup and they will consider signing a veteran to serve as the third-string quarterback.
Until that happens, the team has an emergency QB already on the team.
If Wilson and Boyle just happen to go down against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb is slated to play the QB position.
Cobb has been named as the Jets’ “emergency” quarterback option for Sunday’s game in Dallas.
Not too many know this or remember, but Cobb began his college football career as a quarterback, earning SEC All-Freshmen honors for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2008. It wasn’t until his second year that he started at the wide receiver position.
Through his 13 seasons in the NFL, Cobb has completed just one of four pass attempts for 10 yards.
The Jets certainly hope they won’t have to use their “emergency” plan this weekend.
The New York Jets were largely considered Super Bowl contenders with the offseason addition of four-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers, but a devastating season-ending injury to their star quarterback in Week 1 has them where they are right now.
Rodgers underwent surgery on Wednesday, just days after tearing his Achilles in the opening series of the Jets’ overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.
He has plans of playing next season.
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