Jason McIntyre reacted to the Jets moving up three spots in this year's draft and thinks this is the kind of move that could erase years of futility associated with the Jets.
Who gets picked where has been vastly different for multiple draft analysts.
This could only mean one thing for the Jets: they are taking a quarterback. The Browns traded for former Bills starter Tyrod Taylor a week ago, and head coach Hue Jackson stated on Thursday that Taylor will be his starting quarterback in 2018. The last time the Jets had the third pick was 1981, when they took UCLA running back Freeman McNeil, who made three Pro Bowls during his 12-year National Football League career and was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor.
The only problem? These types of moves haven't exactly worked out well for the Jets in the past.
If they want to get into the game and move up significantly, it will take a lot, probably this year's first, second and a third-round pick, as well as next year's first-round pick.
The New York Jets have completed a trade with the Indianapolis Colts, giving the Jets the third overall pick in this year's draft. It is clear the Jets are in the market to select a quarterback after missing out on Kirk Cousins, but questions remain. Given what the Jets pulled off Saturday, though, perhaps these two "friendly" rivals could engage in trade talks mutually beneficial to both sides. Any deal would likely have to be the pick for a player.
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There will be several other new faces on New York's roster this year, including linebacker Avery Williamson and running back Isaiah Crowell.
And this will land them former USC Trojan Sam Darnold.
Williamson was a fifth-round pick out of Kentucky in the 2014 draft. It'll be Josh Allen.
According to the old Jimmy Johnson draft value chart, this deal matches up (for the most part). He became a starter for the Titans early in his rookie season and became a consistent playmaker during his four years with the team. They'll also receive a 2019 second-rounder. The Browns at No. 1 and Giants at No. 2 could draft a quarterback, too. How he would fare behind the New York Jets' offensive line remains to be seen. If both players are off the board with the first two picks, the New York Jets could select Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen or Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor, Baker Mayfield.
Looks like the Jets are all in in grabbing a top-notch quarterback. If the Jets draft a stud, this trade will be forgotten.