With the trade now completed, the Jets are free to target one of the top quarterbacks on their draft board, versus taking the passer which lands to them. The Jets, obviously, desperately want a quarterback from this draft class.
The Jets trade their No. 6 overall pick in the draft for the Colts' No. overall pick.
For Indianapolis, which already has Andrew Luck, trading back and acquiring more picks is the right play.
General manager Mike Maccagnan has been zeroing in on the QBs up close, attending the pro days of both Mayfield and Rosen.
For the Jets, you would have to think they're moving up with an eye on drafting a quarterback. But if they draft a dud, this trade will be remembered throughout history for the Jets.
Cleveland is nearly certainly forced to take a quarterback at No. 1 overall now.
I believe the Jets' top three are Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen, in no particular order.
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If they wait and select a QB fourth, Darnold will surely be gone and it is likely Josh Rosen will be booking a flight to NY (either team) by then.
In the trade, the Jets and Colts flip first round selections.
The move up to No. 3 nearly certainly means the Jets are looking to secure a franchise quarterback.
Now, the New York Jets have entered themselves into the discussion.
The Jets had an extra second-round pick from the Sheldon Richardson-Jermaine Kearse deal with the Seahawks last summer. NY selected Dewayne Robertson out of Kentucky, who lasted five seasons in the Meadowlands before he was traded to the Broncos. At this point, how does Baker Mayfield not go top five? Of course, the Colts also have to do something with the picks.
The 26-year-old Williamson will be a replacement at inside linebacker for Demario Davis, who led the Jets in tackles last season with a career season but is 29 and left as a free agent.
The 25-year-old Crowell complements veteran Bilal Powell and second-year back Elijah McGuire in New York's running game. If that doesn't come to fruition, we could actually be looking at a rather substantive fall for this dynamic back come April - potentially to the Colts at six or Buccaneers with the seventh pick.