Jets owner Woody Johnson willing to spend money on veteran quarterback



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Jets owner Woody Johnson willing to spend money on veteran quarterback

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says he is open to the idea of the Jets spending money to bring in a veteran quarterback. Zach Wilson, who the Jets selected at No 2 in the 2021 NFL draft, didn't impress in his rookie year and his second season was even more disappointing.

Going into the offseason, the Jets will have to address the quarterback position. The Jets have insisted in recent weeks that they still haven't given up on Wilson but that doesn't mean they won't pursue a quarterback in free agency.

Now, Jets owner Woody was asked if he would be willing to spend money on a veteran quarterback if head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas wanted one. “Absolutely,” Johnson said, per The New York Post.

Johnson was then asked if there was a limit on how much the Jets would be willing to spend on a quarterback. “We’ve got a cap so there’s an amount you can spend. But yeah, yeah. That’s kind of the missing piece," Johnson said.

Jets owner Woody on Wilson's play

When the Jets drafted Wilson highly in the 2021 NFL draft, they were hoping they were getting a franchise quarterback. But Wilson hasn't done anything so far that shows he is the Jets' long-time solution at the quarterback sport.

“Zach had a tough year. There’s no denying that. I still have confidence that I’ve seen some kernels of real talent there. But the confidence level, whatever it was, went down," Johnson noted. Wilson didn't impress in his rookie season but the Jets still named him as the starter for the 2022 season.

The Jets were hoping Wilson would look much better in his second year but that wasn't the case. In 2022, Wilson had more interceptions and touchdown passes - he had six touchdowns and was picked off seven times.