Former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Jack Coan has already been invited to the Seattle Seahawks rookie camp next week. However, before he heads out West, he will also be in attendance at the New York Jets’ rookie camp with the opportunity to make a push to be Aaron Rodgers’ backup. Aaron Wilson brook the news first on Twitter:
Jack Coan has been invited to both #Jets minicamp this weekend and Seattle #Seahawks next weekend, per a league source. Previously with @XFLBrahmas https://t.co/d78LZRqNoN
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 2, 2023
Will Former Wisconsin Badgers Quarterback Jack Coan Have a Realistic Shot to Be Aaron Rodgers’ Backup with the New York Jets?
The short answer is “no.” The New York Jets already have a young quarterback in Zach Wilson who was thrust into a starting position way too early last season. With the chance to learn behind Aaron Rodgers for at least one season, Wilson is poised to be the future of that franchise like Jordan Love is the future of the Green Bay Packers. It is far more likely that Coan is nothing more than a camp arm for both the Jets and Seahawks.
Jack Coan Stats
Jack Coan was the starting quarterback of the Wisconsin Badgers for five games in 2018 and then for the 2019 season. In 2018, he completed 60.2% of his passes for 515 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions. In his lone full season as the Badgers’ starting quarterback, Coan completed 69.6% of his passes for 2,727 yards, 18 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
After sitting out the 2020 season, Coan transferred to Notre Dame where he was the starting quarterback in 2021. That year, he completed 65.5% of his passes for 3,150 yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
Coan spent part of the 2022 season with the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL, but did not see any playing time. Last year, 2022, Coan played in the XFL with the San Antonio Brahamas. With that team, he completed 62.2% of passes for 1,471 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions.
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