That said, Stafford is a far more realistic target if they're looking for a veteran at the position and they should also consider him.
People who have worked for Johnson say he loves big names, especially at the quarterback position. There's a pretty big name who could become available via trade this offseason, if he's not already -- Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans. I could see Johnson, 73, who missed the past four seasons while serving as former president Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Kingdom, wanting to deliver a "statement" move to raise the franchise's visibility.
Former Jets quarterback Josh McCown, who most recently played with the Eagles, has expressed his desire to be a coach in the past. On Friday, McCown took his first step to becoming a head coach. The Houston Texans announced they had interviewed McCown and former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell for their head coaching vacancy.