The New York Jets currently have four quarterbacks on their roster: Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Matt Simms and Brady Quinn. The Jets are planning to release Brady Quinn according to reports, but then they plan to re-sign Quinn on Monday?
From the New York Daily News:
Asked on ESPN Radio on Friday if the Jets planned to carry four quarterbacks throughout the season, Rex Ryan said, “I’m not 100% if that’s gonna be the case or not, but for now we have four quarterbacks, and we’ll see how it shakes out in the next few days or so.”
It was the “next few days” part that indicated Gang Green could be considering a move. Indeed, that is the case. The Jets have discussed cutting quarterback Brady Quinn before his contract becomes guaranteed at 4 p.m. on Saturday and re-signing him on Monday, according to a source. Quinn would not be guaranteed his full season’s salary after he returns.
The move would make sense for two reasons. First, Quinn likely wouldn’t be active for Sunday’s season opener anyway, since Ryan generally only likes to suit up two quarterbacks. (Those two QBs will be Geno Smith and Matt Simms.) Also, Quinn probably will remain on the roster only until Mark Sanchez is able to return from his shoulder injury.
It does make sense in a weird way. It is definitely a way to get around that guaranteed salary. Assuming Brady Quinn agrees to come back, and by all means he most likely would unless a team out of the blue came in and offered him a contract.