Originally Posted by Warfish
A fill-in Journeyman JAG nobody at QB does us and our future no good.
So pass on Moore.
If we need a new QB (and we do), we should draft one, or sign one who has long-term potential.
Moore isn't that guy.
Originally Posted by Dirtstar
for reasons that have been stated ad nauseum, Sanchez will be a Jet in 2013. the Jets need to bring in a QB who can legitimately push Sanchez in a competition for the starting job, but because of our financial situation, all we can afford is a cheap journeyman with some experience as a starting QB. Matt Moore fits the bill.
best case scenario: for the first time in his career, Sanchez has to EARN his starting job, he gets his confidence back and we have a viable starting QB for 2013 (and his value around the league is increased should we wish to trade him down the line). worst case scenario: Sanchez continues his downward spiral, Moore beats him for the job, you have a serviceable vet QB in place so 2013 is not a "lost year" before the season even starts.
in the meantime, the Jets can draft a QB in the middle rounds in April and bring him along slowly, with the hopes that he's ready to take over in 2014.
just my opinion.
I think that Moore is the perfect guy for the Jets next year AND Sanchez doesn't have to be on the team.
Of all the potential short term guys, Moore has the most upside. He's not a world beater, but he has some skill. I'm really surprised that he didn't get the starting job for the Fins this year. I understand wanting to give to Tannehill right away, but I thought Moore played well enough in 2011 to deserve it.
That being said, I don't think Sanchez is definitely on the Jets next year. I'd actually put it at 50/50. I would do everything in my power to move him, sign Moore and draft a QB in the 2nd - 4th round and see what we come up with.
Moore is the best possible option for the Jets next year. If we find our "Russell Wilson", by all means, start him. If Moore is what we need to go with, throw him out there and see what happens. It gives the team a year to develop the rookie and also gives the team the option to draft a QB high if Bridgewater or someone else is available.
Having too many talented young QBs on your team is a good problem to have, if it comes to that.