Who is Chris Streveler? A look at the Jets practice squad quarterback who replaced benched Zach Wilson

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Amid boos pouring down at MetLife Stadium, the Jets benched Zach Wilson in place of Chris Streveler in a 19-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.

Jets fans chanted for veteran Joe Flacco to enter the contest throughout the game.

The Jets quarterback situation has been a roller coaster ride this season, with Wilson, Flacco, Mike White and now Streveler all getting playing time. Whited out with his rib injury, Wilson got another chance to prove himself wasted.

After going 9-for-18 with 92 yards and an interception, the Jets had seen enough and sent him to the sidelines, hoping to catch lightning on the bottle in Streveler’s first regular season appearance. did. Streveler finished the night 10-for-15 on 90 yards, but made a big impact on the ground by rushing for 54 yards on nine carries.

The 27-year-old was undrafted and joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2020 after starting his career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He made his NFL debut the same year, rushing for his three yards in one snap.

For 2021, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens practice team. In February 2022, he signed with the Miami Dolphins’ practice team, but was fired in May, paving the way to join the Jets. Regardless, I signed a practice team a day later.

In August, after the Jets’ 31-27 preseason win over the Giants, head coach Robert Saleh praised Streveler, calling his preseason performance “probably one of the best preseasons in football history.” called.

The quarterback, who had been on four NFL teams in the last nine months at that point, had three comeback wins with the Jets.

During his time in the CFL, he had 19 touchdowns, 19 interceptions, 2,698 passing yards, 1,167 rushing touchdowns, and 22 rushing touchdowns.

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