The New York Jets are indeed in need of a premier quarterback. It’s becoming evident that Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield are without a doubt the two quarterbacks they are targeting.
The 2018 NFL Draft which will be held on April 26th is arranged perfectly as action-packed. The New York Jets have traded up to the number three spot in this year’s draft with the intent to obtain a quarterback.
It’s evident that they will take a quarterback. Here is why it will be either UCLA’s Josh Rosen or Oklahoma’s Heisman trophy winner, Baker Mayfield.
Firstly, and this is vital, let’s take a look at who the Jets decided to work out privately first. As said by SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano both Rosen and Mayfield have both already had private workouts with the team. Despite the fact that, the Jets are working out Josh Allen in the coming week, head coach Todd Bowles has made it evident that the Jets are especially high on Mayfield. Recently at the NFL meetings, he talked at length about Mayfield. Bowles said he sees him as a leader, who is an accurate passer who has the toughness and intelligence to succeed in the NFL.
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Let’s face it, any quarterback in New York must possess toughness and Mayfield clearly has been making comments that he would not have any qualms playing in the bright lights of the big city. Mayfield will most likely be there when the Jets pick at number three.
It is unquestionably clear on why Bowles did not say anything about Rosen during that meeting. Think about it, he was gushing about Mayfield to perhaps put a smokescreen out to the football world.
The Jets most likely must have Rosen higher up on their draft board over any others. I believe Bowles smartly went into length about Mayfield for that intent, that other teams will believe that the Jets are stuck on the Oklahoma quarterback and will take him with the third pick.
A big reason that the Jets are working Allen out last is that he is third on the Jets draft board behind Rosen and Mayfield, so he’s really way behind in who they really want to select. The concept of the Jets taking him does not make any sense.
It is clear and many believe that he is not ready to step in this year to be under center. After examining Allen’s mechanics, he is a project quarterback that will need extensive training on many aspects of his game. For that reason, the Jets will not draft him. With two quarterbacks possibly being there ready to step right in to make an impact this year, this makes it imperative to get a quarterback with a high upside and potential to start sooner rather than later.
As a result, come draft day, if Rosen is taken by any of the above teams before the Jets select, then Mayfield, in fact, will be the quarterback who the Jets will draft. It is clearly one of the two and by no stretch of the imagination being Allen.