How Chris Streveler's 'Odd Man Out' Situation Could Change
Aaron Rodgers, Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle. Those are your top three quarterbacks for the 2023/23 NFL season, One player is missing and that is Chris Steveler.
Everyone in the Jets community knows who Chris Streveler is, which is unique considering the fact that he is a practice squad quarterback.
The dual-threat QB turned heads in the 2022 preseason when he led New York to an undefeated campaign, all of which were game winning drives. He sat mainly on the practice squad last season, but was elevated to the active roster on three separate occasions.
Streveler got his opportunity when he came in relief of Zach Wilson in Week 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The former CFL QB went 10-for-15, passing for 90 yards while also rushing for 54.
Over the offseason, New York signed him to a reserves / futures contract, meaning the organization has a plan for him, but what exactly is that plan?
There is nowhere to fit him on the active roster, and him being on the practice squad does nothing in helping the team.
Streveler, who is 28-years-old, could be a solid second option on many teams and trading him could possibly bring a solid player to MetLife, but it seems unlikely the Jets want him out.
Frankly, it is looking like Chris Streveler is just the odd man out right now. That is a status that could change though before the regular season kicks off.
Currently Zach Wilson is impressing in OTAs, which undoubtedly is raising his trade stock. If Wilson continues to show a solid work effort and is completing passes both in camp and the preseason, then New York will most likely explore their options for the former first round pick.
Trading Zach Wilson would move Tim Boyle, who was Aaron Rodgers No.2 in Green Bay, into that second slot. By clearing space, Streveler could be sent into a QB3 slot and be on the active roster throughout the season.