NY Jets meeting with ideal mid-round developmental QB prospect

The Jets could target this QB on Day 3 of the draft

Jordan Travis
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The NY Jets have positioned themselves in a way that they could consider targeting a developmental quarterback prospect at some point in the 2024 NFL Draft. One name that makes plenty of sense is Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis.

It was reported this week that the Jets are set to meet with Travis on an official visit "in a few weeks." This is the first known quarterback prospect the Jets will meet with this draft season.

The Jets signed veteran Tyrod Taylor to serve as Aaron Rodgers' primary backup this season, but there have been rumblings that the team could look to add a young third-string QB to develop behind Rodgers for the next 1-2 years.

Travis is widely seen as an early Day 3 prospect in this year's draft class, making him a logical target for the Jets in the fourth or fifth round.

The NY Jets should consider targeting Jordan Travis in the 2024 NFL Draft

Travis is one of the more intriguing mid-round QB prospects in this year's draft. The former Louisville commit is one of the oldest quarterback prospects in his class, as he turns 24 years old in May.

At 6-foot-1, 212 pounds, Travis lacks the ideal size or physical traits for the position, but he makes up for it with excellent athleticism, plenty of starting experience, a high football IQ, and a slightly above-average arm.

Travis was one of the most dynamic players in college football this past season, leading his team to a conference title victory en route to being named ACC Player of the Year. He could've taken Florida State even further if not for a devastating leg injury that ended his college career.

That leg injury will be one of the storylines dominating his pre-draft process, as it's unclear when he's expected to return. There's a chance Travis is forced to sit out for his entire rookie season or at least part of it (similar to Hendon Hooker last year).

That wouldn't be an issue for the Jets, however, as Travis wouldn't be asked to play in year one. The Jets could develop him behind Rodgers and Taylor for the next two years with the hope that he can develop into at least a cheap and capable backup.

Travis will likely never be a top-five quarterback in the NFL. He lacks the elite physical traits that many of the league's top QBs possess, and he's still a work in progress as far as pre-snap work is concerned.

Still, there are many things to like about him as a prospect. Travis is able to extend plays frequently with his legs, utilizing not only his athleticism but also his savvy escapability. He's also been hailed as a highly touted leader and he enters the NFL with nearly 50 college games under his belt.

There's a good chance the Jets add a quarterback at some point during this year's draft. Don't be surprised if that quarterback is Jordan Travis.