The New York Jets are now the favorites to land Sam Darnold

Tyler Owen
March 18, 2018

They also get the Jets' 37th and 49th overall pick in the second round along with a second round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

"We went back and forth for the last four or five days, " he said. "Talked to a couple other teams, but we still wanted to stay in position in that top 10 where we could still get a premium player".

Even if two quarterbacks were selected ahead of the Jets (maybe with a team trading into the two spots in front of them), however, the Jets should be able to get a signal-caller they're happy with.

They tried to land Kirk Cousins in free agency, but wound up signing Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown to short-term deals instead.

Now, the New York Jets have entered themselves into the discussion.

NY gave up a lot here, but the organization has basically been looking for its franchise QB for four decades.

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So, they're the things we're focused on. "It is not a decision I am going to take". The Three Lions chief said: "I don't see any reason why we wouldn't eat it".

By moving up to No. 3, NY assures itself of getting one of the top-rated quarterbacks available. Depending on who the Browns and Giants draft at No. 1 and No. 2-or if anyone trades into those spots-the Jets could be looking at USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen or Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.

After swinging a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals to move up to the No. 12 pick in the 2018 National Football League draft, many members of the media were expecting another trade by the Buffalo Bills. Now, the ball is in New York's court.

The Jets had an extra second-round pick from the Sheldon Richardson-Jermaine Kearse deal with the Seahawks last summer.

In reality, this might have made more sense than moving up to the third pick.

Saturday's move also proved another thing: The Colts are in a clear rebuilding mode after former general manager Ryan Grigson whiffed on previous drafts. While the Colts have shown interest in several players, the only signee has been defensive end Denico Autry.

It really feels like, right now, the Broncos are fine not taking a quarterback with the fifth overall. "It would have to be a pretty attractive offer for us to move away from six because of the player we think we're going to get".

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