Fabini/Backup quarterback update

So where should the Jets turn for another quarterback?

Jets quarterback's Chad Pennington and Jay Fiedler are going for MRI's on their injured right shoulders on Monday.

Both players were injured in the Jets 26-20 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Pennington's status for next Sunday is unclear. Fiedler is definitely out. Unlike Pennington, he can't throw a football right now.

So the Jets are down to one healthy quarterback, third-string signal-caller Brooks Bollinger. So they clearly are going to have to sign another quarterback in the coming days.

So where can they turn? The answer should be a no-brainer. Doug Johnson was recently released by the Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the Tennessee Titans last year, and played for Jets offensive coordinator Mike Heimderdinger. Of all the quarterbacks on the street right now, he's the most comfortable with the Jets new offensive system. He would probably be the most pragmatic signing.

In other injury news, according to an NFL source, Jets left tackle Jason Fabini has a torn ACL, and is likely out for the year. The best candidate to replace Fabini could former Cleveland Brown left tackle Ross Verba.

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