Mike Glennon appears to be headed to Chicago. Brian Hoyer is reportedly headed to San Francisco. Tyrod Taylor is staying in Buffalo.
So now what are the quarterback-starved Jets supposed to do?
It's an interesting and unpleasant question with the free-agent signing period now less than 24 hours away. Todd Bowles said the Jets "have our eye on a few people" in free agency, and Glennon, Taylor and Hoyer were thought to be Plans A, B and C.
What's left? A market filled with quarterbacks ranging from the old to the damaged to the mediocre to the untested and unproven, and almost no one who fits the category of future franchise quarterback. None of the remaining available options appear to be an ideal solution to the Jets' quarterback problem, meaning their decades-long search for their quarterback of the future will likely last for at least another year.
That's a long-term concern, though. More immediately they also have a short-term problem with no experienced quarterback on the roster and dwindling outside options. So who will be the Jets quarterback in 2017?
Here's a look at the candidates, with Taylor, Hoyer and (most likely) Glennon off the board:
Geno Smith - I keep saying "Don't laugh," because it might happen. The Jets like him more than most people think, and they could do worse than have him come back and compete with Christian Hackenberg. He'd also come cheap and on the short term so he can re-establish his value. Of course, that's if he wants to come back. Word is he'd rather go elsewhere if he has any other options.
Jay Cutler - The Bears are trying to trade him, but if they end up with Glennon they'll almost certainly release him instead. He is what he is: A flawed quarterback with a cannon arm, who has always been better than he's given credit for, but a step below the elite. At 34 (in April) he's another short-term, only-if-the-price-is-right option. Doesn't sound like the Jets are interested, but he does have a history with their new QB coach Jeremy Bates.
Tony Romo - He will reportedly be released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday and will immediately become the best available quarterback on the market. But he'll soon be 37, he's only been healthy enough to play five games the last two seasons, and he may have options which would make him expensive. Unless Woody Johnson panics or is blinded by his star power, it sounds like the Jets will pass. Romo probably wants a more ready-made winner anyway.
Colin Kaepernick - The Jets could do a lot worse than this 29-year-old who was once a rising star in the league. He somewhat re-established his value in 11 starts with an awful 49ers team last year, throwing for 16 touchdowns with just four interceptions and rushing for 6.8 yards per carry. Still, they seem lukewarm on him. He may end up back in San Francisco anyway.
AJ McCarron - A lot of NFL people are high on the potential of this 26-year-old after his brief cameo as a starter in 2015, but the Bengals seemed pretty insistent that they do not intend to trade him.
Nick Foles - It seems like forever ago that he had his one impressive year in Philly (27 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 13 games in 2013). He's still only 28, though, and could be a Brian Hoyer-like place-holder who can teach the young Jets quarterbacks a thing or too.
Christian Hackenberg - It's so easy to dismiss and forget about him after he didn't play at all last year, but despite what you've heard, the Jets aren't giving up on him. If they don't land a free agent starter - which seems increasingly likely - he will get a chance to compete for the starting job this summer. They drafted him in the second round in the hopes he'd be their quarterback of the future. No one has given up on that idea yet.
Bryce Petty - He got the nod over Hackenberg last year, but the Jets weren't overwhelmed with what they saw from him on the field. He was fine, but not good enough to make them abandon their future plans. If he's still here in the summer, he'll get a shot to compete, but it would have to be a pretty thin field for him to win the job.
Mitchell Trubisky/DeShaun Watson - Would the Jets take either of these two with the No. 6 pick? The early bet around the league is a resounding "No" even though both could end up in the Top 10 eventually. For the Jets to take one, they'd be admitting that using a second-round pick on Hackenberg last season was a mistake. That's not something GMs are usually willing to do, especially before the player actually gets to play.
Other available QBs: Josh McCown, Matt Barkley, Case Keenum, Josh Johnson, Ryan Nassib, Shaun Hill, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
And then there's this …: If the Jets can't find a quarterback and the 2017 season is a mess, they could be in line for the next sure-fire franchise quarterback to come out of college - Sam Darnold of USC.