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Josh Johnson workout suggests New York Jets still looking for quarterback depth

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The New York Jets' quarterback situation was an issue at the beginning of the offseason and it has only gotten more complex in recent weeks.

Geno Smith succumbing to a sucker punch in the locker room, and his subsequent jaw surgery, has left Ryan Fitzpatrick as the franchise starter and the Jets scrambling to add depth at the key position.

Most fans assumed the team had made their move when they signed former Patriots QB Matt Flynn a couple of weeks back but that doesn't appear to be the case. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, the Jets are set to bring in quarterback Josh Johnson for a workout today.


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Johnson failed to win out in his battle with AJ McCarron for the back up role in Cincinnati and, even if he impresses during his workout with the Jets and is signed, he will face a tough task making the roster in New York.

Matt Flynn remains the team's back up option after his one-year deal but a persistent hamstring injury that cost him his chance in New England means the Jets are keeping their options open at this stage of preseason.

And with rookie quarterback Bryce Petty also on the depth chart there is a growing list of players looking to take advantage of Geno Smith's unfortunate absence. 

Josh Johnson, now 29, has been four NFL franchises in his career to date but only has five starts to his name in the league, throwing for over 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns. In one preseason game this year Johnson threw for 175 yards and added 37 of his own on the ground.

Jets fans: Are you confident in your team's quarterback situation for 2015? Have your say in the comments below...

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