Just when it seems the New York Jets can't get any crazier, news comes out that starting quarterback Geno Smith will be out at least six weeks after being punched in the jaw by a teammate. Without Smith, the Jets have journeyman veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie fourth rounder Bryce Petty next on the QB depth charts.
Fitzpatrick is a real option for Week 1, a veteran with some strong games on his resume. Petty, by most accounts, is not ready to compete for the starting gig. But down a QB, now the Jets are reportedly kicking the tires on former Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman.
I'm told the #Jets reached out to Rex Grossman, who is dealing with an injury he suffered in training. Will need a few weeks to get ready.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) August 11, 2015
Grossman hasn't played a regular season game since the 2011 season, when he started 13 games for a bad Redskins team. He threw for more than 3,100 yards to go with 16 TDs and 20 interceptions. The following year, Grossman moved to the third string QB in Washington behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Grossman's career has been a wild ride, famous for turnovers and aggressive throws, though he was the quarterback of a Chicago Bears team that reached the Super Bowl in 2006.
It's not too wild to consider that a team like the Jets might want Grossman, simply because nothing is too wild to consider when it comes to the Jets.