The New York Jets have traded the No. 6 overall pick and three second rounders to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick
The New York Jets have been searching for a franchise quarterback for a very long time. When Chad Pennington is the closest thing you’ve got to one over the past 20 years, you know you have issues. The Jets, wanting to make sure they get who they want, have traded up to the No. 3 overall pick.
In order to so, the Gang Green gave up the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, No. 37 overall pick, No. 49 overall pick and the 2019 second-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts. That’s a hefty price to pay.
This is a smart move by the Colts because they don’t need a quarterback (hopefully). They need to rebuild desperately and getting more picks certainly helps that cause. Of course, the Colts also have to do something with the picks.
Now, for the Jets, this probably won’t end well. Deep down, everybody knows who they’re going to draft. It’ll be Josh Allen. You know, the guy with significant accuracy issues and who rarely played against top competition.
But maybe this goes well for them. Ideally, either the Cleveland Browns or New York Giants will select Saquon Barkley, a running back from Penn State. This will leave one of Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold available.
Haha, just kidding. Nothing ever goes well for Gang Green. Why will this? Let’s not kid ourselves, they’re totally drafting Allen. You might as well order your Allen jersey now, Jets fans. And if you go to games, you might want to invest in a suit of armor so his errant passes don’t hurt you.
Allen has the potential to be a solid NFL quarterback. But if you’re not an accurate passer in college, it’s not like you can magically learn how to be accurate playing against better competition. This could end up well for them. But until the Gang Green prove they aren’t incompetent, it’s best to assume they’re still incompetent.