New York Jets

New York Jets

New York Jets

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 24: Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

It’s never easy being a Jets fan is it?

After spending the past two weeks heaping praise the way of Derek Carr, and repeated rumors that both sides had a mutual interest, Carr wasn’t going to wait any longer for the Jets to wait for Aaron Rodgers to make up his mind.

Carr signed a four-year deal $150 million with the New Orleans Saints, who made Carr their top priority when the off-season began. The deal re-unites Carr with the head coach that drafted him in 2014 in Saints second-year head coach Dennis Allen.

The Jets meanwhile are still in a holding pattern, waiting to see what Aaron Rodgers will do. To date, Rodgers has not announced whether he will play or retire, and if he does play this season, many expect the Packers to trade him.

The Jets are viewed as the most likely option, but there were also rumblings that the Miami Dolphins could be a potential suitor.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, a major issue with Rodgers is his $59 million in guaranteed money. It will be hard to move.

If the Jets don’t land Rodgers all hell will break loose. Jimmy Garappolo would be an option, but many have already linked him to the Vegas Raiders.

Lamar Jackson? The Jets would have to trade for him, and the price for him will be incredibly steep.

That means the Jets are looking at the likes of Andy Dalton, Baker Mayfield, Jameis Winston, when he gets released by New Orleans, and/or Jacoby Brissett. In other words, Jets fans are going to freak out.

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