NFL fans everywhere are rooting for Jared Lorenzen to New York after the Jets lost starting quarterback Geno Smith to a locker room punch in camp yesterday. Lorenzen is making the media rounds today — including a stop on Rich Eisen’s radio show and a Reddit AMA — to explain why he deserves another shot.
While Jared can do a much better job selling himself than I can, I’m here to throw in my two cents. Here’s a brief rundown of why I believe he should be on the next flight to New York…
He used to play in New York.
Lorenzen was a member of the New York Giants from 2004-07. He can handle life under the microscope of the Big Apple.
He has a Super Bowl ring.
He earned his ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII as the backup quarterback behind Eli Manning.
The Jets haven’t won the Super Bowl since 1968, the franchise’s only championship.
He can still throw it a mile.
Trust me. I’ve seen it.
He can still tuck it and run.
Still got it, unlike Michael Vick.
All heart, all effort.
And doubles as a lineman.
No one wears his No. 22.
Print the jerseys now.
If he owes a teammate $600, he will pay him…
… in Throwboy Tees gift cards. That’s better than cash.
Twitter supports the signing.
Jared was trending nationally yesterday, with over 12,000 retweets on his plea to the Jets.
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) August 11, 2015
Adam Schefter is among the many people who endorse move.
Jets fans will love him.
And they haven’t loved a quarterback since… Chad Pennington, maybe?
Do the right thing, New York.
SIGN JARED LORENZEN.