New York Jets make decision on third quarterback after first preseason game

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The New York Jets have cut quarterback Chris Streveler
The New York Jets have cut quarterback Chris Streveler

The New York Jets have waived quarterback Chris Streveler after he struggled in the team's preseason opener.

Streveler went one for seven throwing the ball and threw an interception, with the Jets making the decision to ruthlessly cut him. Streveler had also been dealing with a thumb injury that he sustained in the game, hitting his hand on a defender's helmet.

The 28-year-old saw playing time in the regular season last year, when he replaced Zach Wilson after he was benched for a second time in the season - and outperformed the former second overall draft pick when he went 10 for 15 passing and rushed for 54 yards.

But the Jets made the decision to cut him after the loss, leaving the Jets with just Aaron Rodgers, Wilson and Tim Boyle on the roster - with them likely to add another quarterback for preseason.

With Rodgers unlikely to play much if not at all this pre-season, the Jets have three more games to be played with just Wilson and Boyle. Wilson had a much-needed strong performance in the loss to the Browns last week.

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Although he played in limited snaps in the Jets first pre-season game of the new year, Wilson threw five passes, completing three for 65 yards, while looking in control of the offense.

And head coach Robert Saleh spoke positively in his evaluation of his back-up quarterback.

New York Jets make decision on third quarterback after first preseason gameChris Streveler struggled against the Browns last week

He said: "He was really good, I thought he put it right on the money. Zach did a good job, he was poised, comfortable in the pocket and getting the ball out on schedule - that was definitely something to build on.

"Him rebuilding that confidence and swag that we fell in love with during the draft process... I think he is getting there. I said before he's a rookie all over again in this new system (under new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett). There's a lot of learning but he's been attacking the heck out of it."

Wilson is likely to remain on the roster with Rodgers set to start for the next two seasons, and could be the eventual starters while sitting behind the legendary quarterback.

While he has struggled throughout the majority of his career to date, the former BYU star has shown glimpses of strong play - with the team clearly believing in his abilities.

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