Jets show interest in NC State QB

January, 25, 2013
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On Thursday, John Idzik and Rex Ryan gave every indication that embattled QB Mark Sanchez will be back with the Jets in 2013. But make no mistake, the quarterback depth chart will have a different look.

In addition to acquiring a starting-caliber veteran, the Jets are looking to the draft for their quarterback of the future. Remember this name: Mike Glennon of North Carolina State.

The Jets met with Glennon Tuesday at the Senior Bowl week, according to a mole in Mobile, Ala. In fact, they spent an inordinate amount of time with Glennon, a 6-foot-6 passer who has drawn comparisons to Joe Flacco because of his size.

This isn't a great quarterback draft (no Lucks or RG IIIs), but Idzik comes from the Seahawks, who struck gold in the third round with Russell Wilson. Glennon is projected as a second-round pick, although that could fluctuate greatly in the coming weeks, depending on how he performs during the pre-draft process.

The Jets' QB depth chart could be Sanchez, plus a veteran, plus a rookie, leaving Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy out in the cold.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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