Jets Targeting Long-Time Patriots QB to Mentor Zach Wilson

Jets Targeting Long-Time Patriots QB to Mentor Zach Wilson
Jets Targeting Long-Time Patriots QB to Mentor Zach Wilson / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

It can often be exciting for teams to be in the position to select a franchise-changing quarterback at the NFL Draft. The New York Jets hold the No. 2 pick in this year's draft and it's looking like they'll end up selecting BYU quarterback Zack Wilson to be the face of the team.

While Wilson has the potential to have an amazing NFL career, sometimes a young quarterback needs some mentoring. As it stands, the Jets' current eldest quarterback is Mike White at 26 years old. However, that could change according to recent rumors.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed on April 8 that former New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer was meeting with the Jets to discuss a possible deal.

The 35-year-old veteran has spent a total of six seasons with the Patriots throughout his 12-year career. He was also a part of the Patriots roster than won Super Bowl 53, so he could bring some championship DNA to the Jets.

Brian Hoyer has spent most of his NFL career as a backup, starting in only 39 regular-season games. During his team in the league, Hoyer has thrown for 10,404 yards and 52 touchdowns to 35 interceptions. While he's never been the best at his position, his experience could help mentor Zach Wilson into a true superstar.

Hoyer could also serve as a safety net for the Jets. Yes, Wilson did record 7,652 yards and 56 touchdowns to 15 interceptions in three seasons at BYU, but not everybody enters the NFL In the same way. Some players need a little extra help and if Wilson needs time to prepare or to be taken out of a game, Hoyer would be more than a suitable backup for the job.

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