Report: New York Jets to Work Marcus Mariota Out Saturday

By Alan Schechter

It sounds like the New York Jets are quite interested in Marcus Mariota.  Either that, or they want the world to think that they are interested in him.

According to a report in the Daily News this afternoon, the Jets are heading out to Oregon to put Marcus Mariota through an on and off the field workout.  If the report is true, they are sending a huge group to see him.  In attendance will be Mike Maccagnan, Todd Bowles, Chan Gailey, QB coach Kevn Patullo, college scouting director Rex Hogan, and Brian Heimerdinger, director of player personnel.

The Jets will put Mariota through the gauntlet, with on the field work as well as classroom study to figure out what type of football IQ he has.  The Jets are one of the teams said to be considering Marcus Mariota, though he may not even be available to the Jets by the time the number six comes around.

Mariota may be on the Jets radar, and seriously so.  They also may be creating a smokescreen.  The interest in Mariota might be to convince other teams to trade up to number six and give the Jets a nice package of picks in return.  It’s no surprise, however, that the Jets are doing their due diligence on Marcus Mariota.  The Jets are looking to the future at the quarterback spot, and Mariota is regarded as the second best quarterback in the draft.

It will be interesting to hear the returns coming out of the workout with Mariota, as his pro day was not great.

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