Wilson, Zachary White, Mike Johnson, Josh Morgan, James Quarterback, New York Jets.
The Jets selected Wilson in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He replaced Sanchez as their starter after he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 3 of that season. In his only season as a Jet, Wilson threw for 1,751 yards, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions while completing 57 percent of his passes. He was also the team's leading rusher with 614 yards and three scores on the ground.
Jets head coach Adam Gase said after the season that he believes Wilson can be a starting-caliber quarterback in the NFL. The 23-year-old will enter training camp this year as the incumbent starter despite having only one season under his belt as a pro. He'll have a good shot at keeping his job since he was ranked as the number two quarterback by many analysts before the draft.
Morgan or Johnson could push him for the starting spot during training camp. Morgan played in 11 games over two seasons with the Jets before being released in April. Johnson started six games last season when Wilson was out with an ankle injury. He has not appeared in an NFL game since 2015.
Wilson, Zachary was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round (18th overall)
Wilson has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has had to retire from football.
Zachary will be replaced by rookie quarterback Kelvin Taylor who is currently serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Taylor is expected to be reinstated after the 2019 season ends. If he fails to meet the requirements set out by the league during this time off, he would be removed from the team while they look for another replacement.
The Jets have not announced their plans for Wilson or Taylor but it is expected they will release him once his contract expires at the end of the year.
He could sign with another team but given his history of injuries that would be risky business for all parties involved.
It is possible the team might try to bring back Josh McCown but only if he is offered a job as a backup quarterback - which makes sense since they are likely looking for someone to push Taylor instead of trying to find out what they have in him.
The All-Time New York Jets Quarterbacks 1st: Joe Namath 2nd: Vinny Testaverde 3rd: Chad Pennington 4th: Ken O'Brien 5th: Mark Sanchez 6th: Richard Todd 7th: Boomer Esiason 8th: Ryan Fitzpatrick 9th: Sam Darnold 10th: Brett Favre 11th: Neil O'Donnell 12th: Jeff Thompsons 13th: Curtis Martin 14th: Bill Musgrave 15th: Vinny Testaverde Jr. 16th: Chad Pennington Jr. 17th: Quincy Carter 18th: Kellen Winslow 19th: Jim Plunkett 20th: Josh McCown 21st: Tim Tebow 22nd: Chad Henne 23rd: Damon Duval
Number 1 has to be Joe Namath. He brought football back when it wasn't popular and turned it into an entertainment event. He also helped push the NFL ahead of the other pro leagues by being one of the first players to use his celebrity status to help market the game.
Vinny Testaverde is the closest thing the team has had to a true star player since Namath left after one season because he wanted to be paid like a superstar instead of just a quarterback. He never stopped trying to prove himself and was finally given a chance to start late in the 1983 season when Namath broke his leg early in week two against the Los Angeles Raiders.
Howell, Sam Maye, Drake Criswell, Jacolby Jefferson Boaz Russell Tabor, quarterback for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The North Carolina Tar Heels football team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They play their home games at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tar Heels are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They go by the nickname "Tar Heels." The school's official mascot is Tyrus. The university president is Erskine Bowles. Former President Charles Steger promoted himself to chairman of the board after being elected president in 1994. Bowles died on January 17, 2010 at the age of 80 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Tyrus V. Elliott, III was named the 26th player/manager of the Tar Heels. Elliott played quarterback for the Tar Heels from 1971 to 1973 and served as the team's starter in 1974 before moving into a management role. A native of New York City, he graduated from St. Bernard's School in 1968 and attended Duke University before transferring to Howard University where he completed his college career in 1970. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 1974 NFL Draft but opted to continue playing baseball instead.
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Jason Taylor, a linebacker, signed with the Jets on April 20, 2010 after the Miami Dolphins, Taylor's previous team, refused to commit to him. Taylor agreed to a two-year contract. Donovan Warren, a cornerback who went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, was signed by the Jets shortly after the draft.
These quarterbacks have all started at least one game for the National Football League's New York Jets. They are presented in chronological order, beginning with the date of each player's first appearance. These quarterbacks have started the most regular-season games for the Jets.
Goff, Jared Boyle, Tim Blough, David Quarterbacks/Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford is the quarterback of the Detroit Lions. In his first three seasons, all with the Lions, he has thrown for over 10,000 yards and has a 63 percent completion rate. He also has 26 touchdowns to 14 interceptions.
Stafford was drafted by the Lions in 2009 after playing at Georgia Tech. In four years under head coach Jim Bob Cooter, the team has made the playoffs each season and won one division title. This past year they fell short of the playoffs after losing their final game of the season against the Chicago Bears.
Stafford is signed through 2019. If he continues to play at a high level, there is no reason why he shouldn't be given a new contract before it's time to renegotiate his deal.
For now, he will make just over $20 million this season as part of a five-year, $125 million extension he signed with the Lions back in 2014.
He is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and is always a threat to throw for 4,000+ yards or run for 1,500+ yards every season.