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Jets shouldn’t draft a quarterback in first round of 2017 NFL Draft

Sep 17, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) attempts to throw the ball against the Michigan State Spartans during the first quarter of a game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) attempts to throw the ball against the Michigan State Spartans during the first quarter of a game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Jets shouldn’t waste their No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on a quarterback. They have too many other needs to address.

2017 will be the year of development and improvement of a 5-11 record last year by the New York Jets. Just like head coach Todd Bowles said in an article written by CBS Sports below:

“There will be a lot of competition for the QB position”.

The Jets need to stop forcing the franchise quarterback and focus more on learning how we can close out games stronger with what we have. Bryce Petty is showing potential. Josh McCown is their well-rounded vet. They shouldn’t waste their first round pick and cap room on a young rookie. They could see some real growth by their in-house options during this rebuilding year.

In the grand scheme of things, they need to improve the long ball, maybe add some trick plays, and continue winning football games with a dominating defense. This is possible with the team they have now. There has to be a better balance with the running game and honestly, a rookie quarterback is never a sure thing. Look at Mark Sanchez. Look at Tim Tebow.

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The best route at No. 6 in this year’s draft is to select either a defensive player, a stronger running back, or even take a premier special teams playmaker. There are no franchise quarterbacks in this year’s draft worthy of the Jets taking with their first round pick.

I’ve had a handful of people come to me saying they stopped cheering for the Jets because they’re so awful. We can win them and more back in 2017 if they put in a strong work ethic. Bowles is going to countless meetings. The Jets are coming together piece by piece. Let’s practice patience and we could see a winning franchise again.

All in all, do I think we are a championship team now? Obviously not. But we should take the steps to be a playoff contender within three years. We got there during the Rex Ryan years. We had a weak quarterback but a dominating defense. Same rules apply with Bowles. Take a mediocre offense and a dominating defense the distance and the results will speak for itself.

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