Jets coach Todd Bowles: We hope to add another quarterback

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Jets coach Todd Bowles: We hope to add another quarterback
Saturday April 4th, 2015

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said on a conference call with season-ticket holders on Thursday that the team hopes to add another quarterback.

The Jets currently have three quarterbacks on their roster: Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Simms.

Smith started 13 games last season, while New York acquired Fitzpatrick in a trade with the Houston Texans in March. Simms has appeared in only four games over two seasons with the team.

New York holds the No. 6 pick in the upcoming draft and is viewed as a possible landing spot for Oregon's Marcus Mariota. The Jets worked out Mariota in Eugene, Ore., last weekend.

From the New York Post:

“We want competition at every position,” Bowles said. “Ryan is going to compete, as well as Geno is going to compete, and we hope to add somebody else to compete with them, along with [Matt] Simms.”​


“Sitting at six is a very good spot to be in,” general manager Mike Maccagnan said. “It does allow us the potential to move up in the draft because we’re not far from the first pick.”

In his latest mock draft,'s Don Banks projects the Tennessee Titans to select Mariota with the No. 2 pick.

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