The NFL Draft is still 69 days away, and teams that are interested in moving up or down in the draft are looking to see what it might take to move around.
One team that might be on move are the New York Jets, who are currently sitting with the second overall pick.
Many think that the real draft will start once the Jags and new coach Urban Meyer select quarterback Trevor Lawrence first overall, and there’s plenty of intrigue on what the Jets will do with that second pick.
The team still has a decision to make at the quarterback spot, as Sam Darnold’s long term future with the Jets remains in question.
The 23-year-old has been the Jets’ starter the last three seasons, going 13-25 under center. Last season, he threw for 2208 yards with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
There’s been scuttlebutt that the Jets are going to make a huge push for unhappy Texans QB Deshaun Watson, but Watson reportedly doesn’t want anything to do with New York.
That means the team may look to take the best available player with the second overall pick.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer stated Monday that he has the Jets currently sticking with the second overall pick, possibly taking quarterbacks Zach Wilson or Justin Fields.
“[Teams] are quietly looking for an upgrade over who they already have, or for an heir to put behind an aging starter,” Breer stated.
“I think because of all that, teams will look at 2 and 3 as potential places to get those things, and with four guys that I believe are seen as worthy of going in the Top 10, whoever gets there will have options.
“Would teams have to go that high to get them?”
The Jets have a new coach, Robert Saleh, and general manager, Joe Douglas. Saleh and Douglas will be the ones making the decision on what happens with the second pick.
For now, a majority of mock drafts have a new QB coming to the Big Apple, one who will likely push or challenge Darnold for playing time right away.
All that can change though if Watson changes his mind, and if the Jets up their offer to Houston for Watson’s services.