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Maccagnan won’t rule out drafting another quarterback

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The Jets won’t rule in Josh McCown as the team’s next starting quarterback, and they won’t rule out adding another rookie.

A year after spending a second-round pick on a quarterback who wore the team’s uniform during a regular-season game last year as many times as I did, G.M. Mike Maccagnan said Friday that the team could “potentially”draft another one. Maccagnan added that doing so wouldn’t mean they erred in drafting Christian Hackenberg a year ago.

“I don’t think taking a player at one position is a referendum on another player,” Maccagnan said, via Ralph Vacchiano of “I think the goal is to put together [the] best roster you can. Of course quarterback is a very, very important position in this process. But I wouldn’t necessarily view it as a referendum.”

It’s smart for Maccagnan to keep his options open. All teams are listening to everything every coach or G.M. is saying. If Maccagnan narrows his draft focus before the draft begins, it’s harder to get the guys he wants.

“Our plan is to basically find the best group of quarterbacks we can,” Maccagnan said. “We’ve obviously made a move in pro free agency. There’s still the college draft. All options are on the table at the quarterback position with us going forward.”

That’s the way it should be. For a team that hasn’t had a true franchise quarterback since the only time the franchise won a Super Bowl, the search for the next one should continue until the next one finally is found. Whenever that may be.

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22 Responses to “Maccagnan won’t rule out drafting another quarterback”
  1. thatdamnsasquatch says: Mar 25, 2017 1:12 PM

    Shelly Richardson to the Bears. Hearing it is done deal?

  2. whatjusthapped says: Mar 25, 2017 2:41 PM

    This is really simple, divide the NFL teams into two groups; those that already have a NFL “Franchise” QB and those that don’t.

    For those that don’t, keep all options open till the day that you move into the other category. The only downfall is when your GM thinks he has a franchise QB but really doesn’t (need an example, see Rick Spielman, Minnesota Vikings)

  3. tommyribs says: Mar 25, 2017 2:50 PM

    If Tribusky is there when they pick, they should take him.

    He could be a franchise QB.

    Doesn’t matter that they missed on Sanchez, Geno Smith, Petty and Hackenberg.

    If you do not have a QB and one is there available, you take him, end of story.

    The JETS should grab him.

  4. binarymath says: Mar 25, 2017 4:03 PM

    Jets need to be more innovative as they rebuild around their growing stable of quarterbacks. Look for them to run more plays out of this formation…

    QB QB

    QB QB

  5. silentbenstrikesback says: Mar 25, 2017 5:05 PM

    Chad Pennington was a franchise QB.

  6. silentbenstrikesback says: Mar 25, 2017 5:06 PM

    Oh, and so was Vinny Testeverde.

  7. silentbenstrikesback says: Mar 25, 2017 5:06 PM

    Oh, and so was Vinny Testeverde.

  8. ihavepriors says: Mar 25, 2017 5:13 PM

    Why is it the Jets are always S t R u GG ell InG?

  9. jstyle211 says: Mar 25, 2017 5:18 PM

    How is this news? He refused to say something? Big deal. Did he also refuse to say Smurfs lead a shadow government of the United States? Well he didn’t say it DIDN’T HAPPEN so might as well report that as well right? C’mon guys!

  10. intrafinesse says: Mar 25, 2017 5:19 PM

    For a former scout, Maccagnan has not drafted well during his 2 years, and he’s done poorly with his free agent signings.
    I just pray he doesn’t blow a high pick in a desperate shot to save his job.
    He needs to be fired.

  11. jag1959 says: Mar 25, 2017 6:11 PM

    Looking at the list of QB’s on his roster he sure shouldn’t be ruling it out

  12. baldbuc says: Mar 25, 2017 7:00 PM

    Wait til next year. Just start Josh McCown every game this season and you will probably have the #1 pick next season. That’s how we got Winston.

  13. firstand4ever says: Mar 25, 2017 8:20 PM

    Does Todd Bowles have assurance from Woody Johmson that it’s ok for 2017 to be a rebuilding season? Can the GM and head coach survive another bad season? Even if Maccagnan survives. Getting a whole new coaching staff can hinder a young qb’s development. Tribusty and Kizer are not nfl ready qb’s worthy of a top 10 selection. Kizer is a shaky player. Tribusty has less starts(13) on his belt than Osweiler did. The only qb worth drafting high is Watson.

  14. omeimontis says: Mar 25, 2017 9:00 PM

    Doesn’t look like the front office is good at evaluating QBs. They think Josh McCown is better than the other QBs still available. They are in for a long season.

  15. diehardfootballfan says: Mar 25, 2017 9:53 PM

    Please nooooooo. You will ruining another career. Maybe you should work on getting a young, progressive offensive coordinator who can actually coach. Todd Bowles is too old school.

  16. jerrytown says: Mar 25, 2017 11:09 PM

    I hope they take trubisky at 6…that’s one less team in need of a quarterback and zero chance of my team making that mistake. He could be an alright qb, he just seems like a moron. He reminds me of a frat boy bro.

  17. playedthegame32 says: Mar 25, 2017 11:33 PM

    Why does Maccagnan get to draft ANOTHER QB? He’s basically saying he whiffed on his 2nd RD QB from a year ago. SMH. He needs to go

  18. dbarnes79 says: Mar 26, 2017 2:01 AM

    Have you seen Namath’s career stats. Don’t think he was a franchise QB at all.

  19. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 26, 2017 4:37 AM

    Ken O’Brien gets no respect apparently. He was a good QB.

  20. sparxx2157 says: Mar 26, 2017 11:19 AM

    omeimontis says:
    Mar 25, 2017 9:00 PM
    Doesn’t look like the front office is good at evaluating QBs. They think Josh McCown is better than the other QBs still available. They are in for a long season

    Don’t necessarily mean that they think Josh mcnown is better than the other quarterbacks it means they think he’s the one that’s going to win Less games the Jets are tanking the season for the number one pick next year

  21. julyeast says: Mar 26, 2017 8:36 PM

    more non-news. I am sure every team will not rule out drafting a QB

  22. QB Film Room says: Mar 26, 2017 10:16 PM

    Mac is a tool at selecting and developing qbs. they all seem to be good qbs… until they get to the Jets LOL

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