The New York Jets have signed former CFL quarterback Chris Streveler to their practice roster, according to NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero.
The 27-year-old was released on Tuesday by the team after leading them to three consecutive preseason victories, completing 24-of-33 passes for 277 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. He also ran the ball nine times for 71 yards.
Head coach Robert Saleh was highly complimentary of Streveler following his third and final preseason performance, saying he “probably had one of the greatest preseasons in the history of football.” Evidently, it was still not enough for Streveler to unseat any of New York’s three incumbent quarterbacks Zach Wilson, Joe Flacco or Mike White.
The six-foot-one, 216-pound passer was a last-minute addition to training camp following an off-season stint with the Miami Dolphins. He acknowledged in an interview with the New York Post that he had little to no chance of making the team but was hopeful to potentially garner an opportunity with another NFL team based on the quality of his play.
Streveler has to play only six more NFL regular season games to secure his league pension. He saw action in seven games over two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2020-21) and completed 17-of-25 pass attempts for 141 yards, one touchdown, and one interception with seven carries for 21 yards.