We didn’t think quarterback Graham Harrell had much of an NFL future after getting released by the Green Bay Packers last weekend. Well, Rex Ryan and company disagree.
Harrell was, appropriately, signed by the New York Jets after clearing waivers.
And what better spot for him than on the island of misfit toys?
The New York Jets are a disaster waiting to happen. The only reason that disaster hasn’t happened yet is because the regular season is still a week away.
In their third preseason game, the Jets started rookie Geno Smith at quarterback. He was predictably horrible, throwing three picks and running out of the back of the end zone for a safety, while playing into the fourth quarter.
Then it got worse. Rex Ryan decided to insert Mark Sanchez, who was going to open the season as the starter, with his scrubs. Sanchez promptly got injured and no one knows when he’ll be ready to play.
Harrell will now join Greg McElroy and Matt Simms in the derby for a roster spot.
Does the guy even have a shot? Well, he might. Marty Mornhinweg is the Jets offensive coordinator and runs a West Coast-style offense, which Harrell is familiar with schematically from playing in Green Bay.
Now he just has to learn some new plays in a matter of two days. The Jets play Thursday night.