3 overall pick from the Indianapolis Colts this morning, presumably to move up and draft a quarterback.
This is one of the moves that changes a franchise forever, and kudos to the Jets for pulling this deal off.
The move up to No. 3 nearly certainly means the Jets are looking to secure a franchise quarterback.
To me, this trade by the Jets significantly decreased the Broncos' chances of taking a quarterback in the first round, at least with the fifth overall pick, in the 2018 NFL Draft. It is clear the Jets are in the market to select a quarterback after missing out on Kirk Cousins, but questions remain. After helping lead the Jets to the AFC championship game his first two seasons, Sanchez mostly struggled, and the likes of Greg McElroy, Geno Smith, Michael Vick, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and McCown have all started games in the years since. The Jets can now steal their player of choice if they decide to move out of the No. 2 slot. Regardless, the Jets have tread water at the position for years.
With this deal, NY has a chance to find its new face of the franchise. GM Chris Ballard needs as much young talent as he can acquire to improve his roster and should get two strong prospects with the two second-rounders they got from the Jets. The Colts also need improvements on defence after finishing 30th overall and 31st in sacks.
Both teams announced the move on Saturday. Tennessee released defensive lineman Sylvester Williams after one season into a three-year deal signed a year ago. Indianapolis still might be able to land the promising pass rusher at No. 6, especially if three or more quarterbacks are taken in the first five spots.
The NFL draft takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
For all of us Jets fans, we really hope you get this right because you were just swindled out of drafting in the entire second round. If you think you can get it here, you have to do this.