As the New York Jets prepare for the 2018 NFL Draft, quarterback Josh Allen recently broke down his private workout and visit with the team.
At this point in time, the New York Jets have already held private visits and workouts with every member of the Big 4 at quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft. They’ve met with Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, and of course, Josh Allen. One can imagine what it must be like to be asked a plethora of questions by team officials and have the spotlight on you as you do a private workout showcasing your skill-set as their potential starting quarterback.
For Allen, he recently spoke about his visit to One Jets Drive. It’s hard to predict what will transpire within the first two picks in this year’s draft as there is a strong possibility that Allen might still be there for the taking when the Jets are on the clock.
Currently having the No. 3 overall pick, it’s obvious the Jets are drafting a quarterback to finally and hopefully bring in a high-quality player that can be groomed to bring consistent success to the big apple. Could it be Allen in the grand scheme of things?
More from The Jet Press
- NY Jets should target TE Hunter Henry in free agency
- NY Jets: Why the team should target cornerback Shaquill Griffin
- NY Jets reportedly non-tendering linebacker Harvey Langi
- NY Jets: Why the team should not cut Jamison Crowder
- NY Jets should try to sign Kenny Golladay in free agency
In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, here’s what Allen said about whether or not he can be “the guy” to finally be the answer the Jets have been looking for in a franchise quarterback:
“Absolutely,” he said Friday in a phone interview with ESPN. “They’re a couple of pieces away from winning a lot of football games. I really enjoyed the coaching staff and I think it would be a really good fit. I think they’ve got some weapons on offense and they have a really young defense that’s ready to win right now.”
It’s great to see Allen be so enthusiastic about what the Jets are currently trying to build now in hopes of a brighter future. It won’t be easy and even now, the Jets are still not close to being a playoff contender just yet as it would be surprising to see them win six or more games this upcoming season.
As per Cimini’s article, Allen continued to talk about his time with Jets officials that were showing him what their West Coast offense will look like in 2018 and tested him on the terminology. They even gave him opportunities to see if he can hit receivers in stride and get the timing down right on routes. Allen said he “made all the throws” which undoubtedly got Jets officials happy on his future potential.
Will it be Allen’s name that is called when the Jets submit their selection with the No. 3 overall pick? Your guess is as good as mine but one thing is for sure, the Jets got a glimpse of what Allen can do and probably liked what they saw.