Steelers, Jets Could Come Together On Potential QB Trade

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There have been a lot of discussions about what the New York Jets are now going to do at the quarterback position. Aaron Rodgers suffered an Achilles tear on the fourth play of his career with the Jets, which means a change will have to be made.

Zach Wilson will be getting the first shot. He replaced Rodgers on Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills and helped lead the team to a win. Alas, with how he looked his first two seasons in the NFL, it is understandable why people are skeptical about his long-term outlook.

The only other quarterback that the Jets have is Tim Boyle on the practice squad. Whether it is via free agency or trade, New York will be adding at least one more quarterback to the mix. Multiple suggestions have been made, a a former executive believes that Cam Newton would make a lot of sense.

If they went the trade route, another suggested target was Jamies Winston of the New Orleans Saints. Another team to keep an eye on if the Jets look to acquire a quarterback via trade is the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers are committed to Kenny Pickett, their 2022 first-round pick, as their starting quarterback. But, their depth chart is arguably the deepest in the NFL at the position. Behind Pickett, Pittsburgh has Mitchell Trubisky and Mason Rudolph.

Rudolph is easily the best No. 3 quarterback in the NFL. He hasn’t started a game since 2021 but has proven more than capable of keeping a team afloat when his number is called. In his career, he has a 5-4-1 record as a starter.

Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, is one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL. While he struggled with the Steelers last season, opening the season as their starter, he is also capable of managing a game and helping a team win.

That is all the Jets are looking for. With the defense that they have assembled, their quarterback just has to manage the game and make the necessary throws to keep the offense on schedule. Their defense should be good enough to help them win plenty of games; their quarterback just has to play well enough to not lose them.

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