The Jets made a bold move on Saturday when they traded up three spots to get the No. 3 pick in the draft. It’s the first time since 1996 (when they picked Keyshawn Johnson, No. 1 overall) that they’ll be picking in the top three. So what does it all mean and what’s next? Here’s everything you need to know.
Was it a good move?
Well, we think the Jets did the right thing. Their chief objective this offseason was to land a big-time quarterback. They already whiffed on Kirk Cousins and if they had sat back at No. 6 and watched all the top quarterbacks come off the board, it would have been a disaster. Parting with three second-round picks is a high cost, but it’ll be well worth it if the Jets land their top quarterback. But if general manager Mike Maccagnan gets it wrong — like he did with Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the 2016 draft — it will surely cost him his job. There is no in between, here. The Jets need to get this pick right.
Might they draft a non-quarterback?
No, because if they did it would defy all logic….