Def need a back up, but have bigger needs. McElroy will be serviceable if he can stay on the field.
Of course they have bigger needs, but really, they could take another QB and justify it by saying it's based on need because they are losing Brunell.
I know they have McElroy and all... I just think adding another high quality QB is good business.
What sort of immediate contributor are they going to get in the 3rd or 4th round anyways? Most of the guys they are taking at that point are project players who will be expected to fill a role a couple of years down the road, not in 2012. Taking Wilson isn't hurting the 2012 Jets at all.
And if he happens to be special, like I think he might be, they can get quite a return on that investment.
I dont know if Wilson gets drafted at all. They say he's 5'11" that's not an NFL Qb's height. Even Chris Leak went undrafted at 5'11"
Agreed, guy is talented, but anything under 6'0 is just too short.
I am all for bringing in a QB next year, either through the draft or as a FA.
Orton would be a solid veteran player to have as a backup and would let mcelroy develop. It would cost us some money, but we need to have a solid veteran, with the team in contention every year.
Obviously he isnt the answer as a starter, but Henne would not be a terrible backup with McElroy being the #3 guy next year and getting more time to develop.
In the draft, I wouldnt mind seeing us look at Ryan Lindley. Tall QB with a strong arm, and who has a lot of college experience. Just needs work and some time to develop with an NFL QB coach. He would obviously come in as 3rd string with Mcelroy being the primary backup.