This won’t matter much to people who don’t care about the Jets, but yestreday the team signed Mark Brunell as Mark Sanchez’s backup.
As one of the many who has cringed whenever Kellen Clemens entered a game, I can say this is an enormous upgrade. Even if Brunell is 108. Even if Brunell has switched to throwing righty. Even if Brunell hasn’t started a game since, egad, 2006. Most great teams with young-ish starting quarterbacks have a guy in the wings who looks like Dennis Qaid in Any Given Sunday. You wouldn’t want him out there all the time, because, well, the bones of older people break easier. But he has enough experience to pull out a last-second miracle, he’s unafraid to dispense wisdom and he doesn’t mind holding a clipboard.
Nice job, Jets.