Rex Grossman says he could be ready to play for the Jets in a week

BY foxsports • August 13, 2015

The New York Jets' quarterback search continues following Geno Smith's broken jaw, with the latest option being Rex Grossman.

Grossman hasn't played in an NFL game since 2011 when he started 13 games for the Washington Redskins, but he's confident in his ability to be ready to play soon. According to, he and the Jets have had discussions, with Grossman saying he can be ready to go in a week. Whether or not the Jets are willing to take a shot on him remains to be seen.

"We'll see if they wait for me," Grossman texted Thursday, via

Grossman owns a career 56-to-60 touchdown-to-interception ratio and has completed just 55 percent of his passes in 11 seasons. He's not an ideal option for the Jets, but with rookie Bryce Petty not ready to be a starter in the NFL, a veteran backup is a much-needed addition.

The Jets have already nixed the idea of bringing Michael Vick back for a reunion, which doesn't leave them with many candidates to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick.


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