Hall-of-Fame QB/analyst feels Jets ‘will start QB clock’ again Dan Leberfeld

He’s a Pro Football Hall-of-Fame QB, and a pretty blunt NFL Network analyst, and he feels the Jets will likely pick a QB high to line up their rebuild with their quarterback’s contact.

“I really believe that the Jets go and get a quarterback, possibly (Zach) Wilson, because I think he’s intriguing with his skill set at the #2 spot [and] they kind of start the QB clock again, still a couple of years away from competing,” said Kurt Warner on NFL Network. “So instead of wanting to pay a quarterback (Sam Darnold) next year big dollars, when [you’re] not there yet, have a quarterback meet our team. So we get a young quarterback, we feel in year three or four, he’s ready, we feel this team is ready, and now we pay the quarterback and we can make some hay in the playoffs.

“Although logic can tell you to keep Sam Darnold and see what you have there, I think the Jets are probably going to get a quarterback early and Sam Darnold might go elsewhere.”

Darnold’s rookie contract expires after the 2021 season, and the Jets likely won’t pick up his fifth-year option.


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