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Jets' Final Roster Cuts Include Backup QB

Larry Rupp
Final roster cuts for the New York Jets include backup quarterback Josh Johnson.
Final roster cuts for the New York Jets include backup quarterback Josh Johnson. / Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

The New York Jets have decided not to have a veteran backup behind rookie Zach Wilson. The team recently released quarterback Josh Johnson, which locks down the No. 2 role for Mike White. Johnson was on his second stint with the Jets and is now in search for a new team to call home.

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The Jets added Johnson to the mix during the first week of training camp, but he did not do enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. The NFL journeyman recently completed 7 of his 8 pass attempts for 73 yards and a touchdown in New York's final preseason matchup last weekend.

Johnson has built a reputation for being passed around from team to team. The 35-year-old has been signed 20 different times since entering the league as a fifth-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He is set to enter free agency once again and could bring a wealth of experience to a young offense.

Moving forward, White is now just a Wilson injury away from seeing his first taste of NFL action. The 26-year-old has been with the Jets since 2019 spending a majority of his time on the practice squad. White completed 20 of his 28 pass attempts for 166 yards across two preseason appearances.

The Jets are aiming to finish above .500 for the first time since 2010 when they went 11-5 and reached the AFC Championship game. Wilson & company currently have odds set at +490 to secure a playoff berth and odds set at +12000 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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