The worst kept secret of the Jets offseason, finally became a reality today when the Jets signed free agent quarterback Mark Brunell to a two year contract
Brunell joins a crowded group of quarterbacks behind Mark Sanchez.
That leaves Kellen Clemens, Eric Ainge, and Kevin O’Connell vying for one spot.
More than likely, one of the three will be cut before camp opens on Monday.
Hopefully, it won’t be Clemens (can’t believe I’m saying that). Brunell will be 40 and has nothing left in the tank. He was beyond awful in his one start last season and while Clemens isn’t anything special, he is at least serviceable.
Ideally, Clemens would be kept as the number two and Brunell would be the third quarterback, serving as a mentor to Clemens and holding the clipboard because if he has to put a helmet we might as well kiss our season goodbye.
I’m far from alone on this stance. Even the players are scared of Brunell being the primary backup.