The New York Jets are ready to make 2018 their biggest offseason ever as it all comes down to who they ultimately select with the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft. It’ll be their biggest election in franchise history.
At this point in time, general manager Mike Maccagnan is doing everything in his power to check out each of the “Big 4” at quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. Consisting of Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, and Sam Darnold, these four quarterbacks are considered the cream of the crop as one of them will likely be drafted by the New York Jets.
Your guess is as good as mine as to who Maccagnan will ultimately select but so far this offseason, he’s done his due diligence in making sure he gets a scheduled private workout with as many quarterbacks as possible. So far, he’s gotten two done with Allen coming up soon. This was revealed by Rich Cimini of ESPN who confirmed that Maccagnan has already witnessed scheduled private workouts with both Mayfield and Rosen.
Maccagnan has also stated that he doesn’t need a scheduled private workout with Darnold as he’s been extensively scouted by him and his team. At the end of the day, this will easily be the biggest draft pick in franchise history considering the past of the Jets and their lack of an established franchise quarterback.
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All that is about to change as the Jets will undoubtedly take a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick. Why else would they make a blockbuster trade with the Indianapolis Colts to move up in the draft order? It’s done because Maccagnan clearly sees a quarterback in this year’s draft that can change the Jets forever.
If the Jets are able to draft a top quarterback that can be developed over the next year, they can build up 2019 to be the year they’re a playoff-contending team. They might surprise in 2018 but again, who knows what will transpire next season since the Jets are rolling out with Josh McCown as their starter and Teddy Bridgewater as his backup.
The fate of both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg have yet to be determined but it’s safe to say that it’s best the Jets move on from both. Maccagnan might never admit it but he dropped the ball drafting Petty and Hackenberg but now has a chance to redeem himself and address the most important position on the team once and for all.
Get ready Jets fans, whoever’s name is called when the Jets are on the clock in April, are entering a golden situation to become a New York legend. A quarterback that has the potential to be “the guy” and finally give the Jets, their fans, and football analysts all across the globe something to get excited about. Heaven knows it’s been a very long time since the Jets had someone young under center that is ready to elevate this team to greater heights.