People wanting Ben - are you looking at old Ben from the Superbowl years, or this season's Ben, a turnover machine almost like Smith.
If we're ready to win, and need a QB, then you look at him. If you are going to tell me that we're rebuilding, then why would we take him knowing he's on the downside of his career?
I'm not particularly sold on having him, but I'm open to change my mind depending on a few things.
That's sort of the point I was making. If management/coaching staff thinks the offense would be better suited sitting our QBs for a season or more and learning from somebody with experience then he's probably at the top of the list of available QBs in the league to fit that role. I don't get the sense that management/coaches have that attitude, in which case we should pass.
I doubt Roethlisberger would want to come to the Jets anyway. He's be better off going to a team with a major QB need but not so low in the draft that they can capitalize on the options out there. He can pick up a big contract that way.