NFL insider believes Lamar Jackson could end up with Patriots division rival

One NFL insider is predicting that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson may end up with a New England Patriots AFC East division rival. The Miami Dolphins already have Tua Tagovailoa, and the Buffalo Bills have Josh Allen.

That leaves the New York Jets.

NBC Sports’ Peter King said he believes the New York Jets will consider making a move for Lamar Jackson if they are unable to land Aaron Rodgers.

Jackson is coming off a 2022 season that saw him play in 12 games. He recorded 2,242 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Injury issues bothered him throughout the course of last season, but he was still able to remain productive for the majority of the year.

Jackson has already accomplished several things in his five-year career. He has been named to two Pro Bowls and was the 2019 NFL MVP. He was also named to an Associated Press All-Pro First-Team in 2019.

King considers Jackson a logical option for the Jets, as the organization looks for stability at the quarterback position.

“Obviously, anybody would want Lamar Jackson to be the quarterback of the team,” said King, during an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show. “But how much guaranteed money are you willing to give a player who in the last two years has missed 34 percent of the snaps because of injury? It’s easy to sit here and say, ‘Get Lamar. Sign Lamar. Pay Lamar.’ Of course. But what does that mean exactly?

“So to me, I think the Jets are going to have a very tough decision on their hands, and I think they will go after Rodgers if he does play. And if they don’t get him, I think they will at least put their sniffers out and seriously consider Lamar Jackson.”

The Jets have the potential to be an explosive offense, as rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson undoubtedly gives them a major weapon at the position.

However, quarterback was an issue for them last season, as Zach Wilson was inconsistent. Jackson could give the Jets that explosive quarterback needed to take them to the top of the AFC East.

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