Report: Jets to work out QBs Matt Leinart, John Beck

Leinart and Beck will reportedly work out for the Jets, but what about Clausen? (USATSI)
Remember when Tim Tebow was the story in New York. Seems like decades ago, right? But that manufactured drama doesn't come close to what Rex Ryan is currently facing after deciding to send Mark Sanchez onto the field in the fourth quarter of a meaningless preseason game only to watch the quarterback injure his throwing shoulder.

Somehow, inexplicably, the Jets' quarterback situation is worse than ever.

Geno Smith's debut as a starter included three interceptions and a safety, as well as the realization that he's not ready for the full-time gig. Except now, because Sanchez has one working limb, the Jets might not have choice.

The Jets will kick the tires on Matt Leinart and John Beck, according to Gil Brandt of SiriusXM NFL Radio (by way of PFT). But the two quarterbacks, who never did much in their first go-rounds in the NFL, are suddenly in demand: The Bills will reportedly work them out, too, after losing Kevin Kolb to concussion-like symptoms in Saturday's preseason game.

We say just give the job to Matt Simms and see what happens.

Or, alternatively, the Jets could wait around for the Panthers to cut former second-round pick Jimmy Clausen, which could happen any day now.

Yes, it's a ludicrous suggestions -- until you remember that this is Rex Ryan and the Jets. The only ludicrous suggestions are the ones not seriously considered.

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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