Ranking the Jets 3 QB targets for the 2023 season

Derek Carr. (Syndication: Beaver County Times)
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Derek Carr
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The Jets reportedly have three targets in mind to become their quarterback in 2023. Any of the trio would upgrade New York but which would be the best?

Robert Saleh improved the Jets from 4-13 in 2021 to 7-10 in 2022 but the way this season ended put a bad taste in the mouth for fans in New York.

The Jets started the season 5-2 but fell apart in the second half, losing their last six games to miss the playoffs.

It became very clear as the campaign went on that New York needs a quarterback. And they seem willing to go out and get one.

Connor Hughes of SNY reported on Sunday that the Jets have three QB targets for 2023. Here’s how they stack up:

Ranking the Jets 3 QB targets for the 2023 season

3. Derek Carr

The Raiders and Derek Carr are ready part ways which means the three-time Pro Bowler will be looking for a fresh start in 2023.

Carr is still a solid starting quarterback, even if Las Vegas’ 2022 season was a mess. The QB threw for 3,522 yards and 24 touchdowns, but completed just 60.8 percent of his passes (his lowest mark since his rookie year) and threw 14 interceptions (tying his career high).  It’s clear that he and new Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels couldn’t see eye-to-eye.

There’s little question Carr would be an upgrade for the Jets. However, compared to the other two options, he should be Option C, especially because it would take trade capital to get him.