September 20, 2020 11:56 AM
Jets' James Morgan: Will not suit up Week 2
Morgan (coach's decision) is inactive for New York's Week 2 matchup against the 49ers, per the Jets' official Twitter account.
The fourth-round draft choice currently resides on the Jets' depth chart as the No. 3 option at quarterback, though he likely will be buried in the No. 4 position once Joe Flacco (neck) is able to return to action. Morgan remains a developmental backup for Gang Green after throwing for 40 touchdowns and over 5,300 yards for Florida International the past two years.
April 26, 2020 06:04 AM
Jets' James Morgan: New York adds in fourth round
The Jets selected Morgan in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 125th overall.
It's unlikely that this pick has anything to do with Sam Darnold, who's likely both far superior to Morgan in the meantime yet also possesses more developmental upside -- Morgan turned 23 in February, while Darnold doesn't turn 23 until June. Morgan is more likely a speculative developmental prospect, one the Jets perhaps hope to flip in a trade after a couple years of backup service behind Darnold. Most recently a starter for Florida International, Morgan (6-foot-4, 229) is a big, strong-armed quarterback who began his career at Bowling Green. The finer points of quarterback play elude Morgan at times, but he has some arm talent to work with.