Top 3 quarterbacks Jets should scout for the future
The New York Jets have nothing going for them this season, but a top draft pick, which they should use on one of these three quarterbacks.
Nov 12, 2016; Pullman, WA, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb (7) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Cougars won 56-21. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
With a 3-8 season and horrible quarterback play, the New York Jets should definitely start looking into new quarterbacks for the 2016 NFL Draft. Ryan Fitzpatrick looks washed up, Geno Smith just isn’t good, and Bryce Petty isn’t leadership material.
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It’s no secret that quarterback, for decades now, has always been a problem for the Jets. They have a horrible track record of developing them and well, hopefully, they’ll find one by constantly drafting quarterbacks.
It’s the only way the Jets will finally find a franchise quarterback that brings consistency, durability, and above all else, success in the grand scheme of things. Hopefully, one of these three quarterbacks lands with Gang Green as they make the most sense.
So, without further ado, here are a few possible options that would make a difference for the Jets next season.
Next: 3. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Nov 26, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up before the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
3. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Deshaun Watson is explosive, he’s a proven leader and a proven winner. In the regular season, Watson threw for 34 touchdowns, 3,626 yards, and had a 67.5 completion percentage. Also, he ran for 439 yards and four touchdowns, which he was limited from the year before when he ran for 1,105 yards and 12 touchdowns.
By limiting his runs, he has shown maturity at quarterback. He’s learned not to take off on every play, which you can’t do in the NFL, or you’ll get crushed. This guy is definitely my first choice at quarterback.
Next: 2. Davis Webb, QB, California
2. Davis Webb, QB, California
I’m sorry, but I have to put Davis Webb on my list. And not just because I went to high school with him.
This guy is big, he has a strong arm (trust me, I know. His throws kill your hands), he’s smart, and he’s accurate. Webb did well his first few years at Texas Tech and won a bowl game, but his time there was limited due to injuries. He was able to build up strength before the 2016 season and was able to play every game this season.
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He threw for 4,295 yards, 37 touchdowns, and had a 61.6 completion percentage. If the team wanted to go with a different position in the first round, they might be able to draft Webb in the second round since his draft projection has him going in the second or third round.
Next: 1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
Nov 26, 2016; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) looks to pass against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first quarter at Papa John
1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
I was a bit hesitant to put Lamar Jackson on this list because of his performance in the last game of the season, where he threw three interceptions, which lead to a loss to Kentucky. However, since he’s the top Heisman candidate, I’ll put him on here.
Jackson has thrown for 3,390 yards, with 30 touchdowns this season. He also ran for 1,538 yards and 21 touchdowns. If the Jets changed their offensive style and built an offensive line around him, they would have a great quarterback with Jackson. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t be able to do that very quickly.
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These are probably the best options at quarterback in the draft this season. We should get one of them, and have him compete with Christian Hackenberg in the offseason.