Jets showing more interest in quarterback Patrick Mahomes

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The Jets worked out Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes last week, and they apparently liked what they saw enough that they want to get to know Mahomes better.

Mahomes is visiting the Jets today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Jets are expected to start veteran Josh McCown, at least at the beginning of the 2017 season, but they’re also developing 2016 second-round pick Christian Hackenberg and 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty. Last year they kept four quarterbacks on the 53-player roster, and it’s possible they will again this year if they draft a quarterback this month.

Mahomes is generally considered the No. 4 quarterback in this year’s draft, behind Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson and DeShone Kizer. The Jets could be targeting Mahomes with their second-round pick, No. 39 overall.

33 responses to “Jets showing more interest in quarterback Patrick Mahomes

  1. I wouldn’t expect Mahomes to be there in RD2, nor would I be surprised if he goes as high as 10 or 12. QB needy teams will reach for that big arm.

  2. I’d take Mahomes in the first round. I think he’s the best QB in the draft. He reminds me of Brett Favre.

  3. Jets are in full rebuild mode.

    I don’t know if reaching for a qb is a good idea when the roster has so many holes. I know our GM loves taking a qb every year, but…we need help at OL, CB, Safety, Linebacker, RB, AND QB

    thats why this season is gonna be toast for the jets.

  4. I don’t understand using 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd round picks on QBs unless you are going to start the guy either right away or very soon. Top 3-round picks should be starters or at least heavy contributors right away.

    It doesn’t make sense for the Jets considering they just used a 2nd on Hackenberg. Everybody knew he was a project and they took him as a 2. Now, he’s been developing for a year (which is exactly what you knew you were getting) and you’re gonna consider taking another guy in the same mold? And neither is going to play? So you have two top round picks carrying clipboards when you could’ve had 2 starters at other positions? What?

    It doesn’t make sense for teams with established started either. All this talk of the Saints maybe taking a QB late in the 1st or maybe the 2nd. Same with the Chiefs. It really blows my mind. We’ve seen in the NFL with it’s parity that you’re usually never that far off from competing. Why would a team with Drew Brees or even a very average Alex Smith use a pick that could be a starter on either side of the ball and use it to take a guy who’s going to carry a clipboard?

    The Broncos did it a few years back with a 2nd rounder for Osweiler. Three months after they signed Peyton Manning. Two years after that, Osweiler is still holding a clipboard (obviously… you have freaking Peyton Manning), and the Broncos lose in the Super Bowl. Maybe if they had a starter caliber player at another position, they win that Super Bowl? The only value the Broncos got out of Osweiler is that he kept them afloat in year 4 just in time to give it back to Manning to win the Super Bowl. And then a comp pick in round 3 SIX years after taking him in round 2.

    It’s so stupid….

    Pick a QB in round 1, 2, or 3 and START him! Top 3 round picks should START!

  5. Next week’s headline preview:

    NBA hires Roger Goodell to protect the integrity of basketball.

  6. The Jets GM (Mike Maccagnan) will swing for the fences and reach for a QB just like he did with Christian Hackeneberg.
    After the 2017 season, he will have been there for 3 years and have what to show for it?
    Leonard Willaims, and maybe 2 starters, after 3 years of drafting. And no QB.

    Maccagnan is in over his head as a GM, and needs to go. 3 years (after the 2017 season) is enough time to evaluate a GM or HC.
    Fire Bowels and Maccagnan and get better GMs and HCs.

  7. ” … generally considered the #4 quarterback in this year’s draft.”

    Are there more meaningless words in the language?!

    What were Tony Romo, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner “considered!?”

    The so-called “experts” are experts only in misinformation.

  8. billswillnevermove says:
    Apr 12, 2017 9:01 AM
    Best QB in the draft, not number 4………….wait and see.
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    let me guess your a TT fan.

  9. Jets are probably stirring this up to seek a team to trade up to the #6. Watch out for the Texans to get involved in this kind of craziness.

  10. Texans should take him at 25. It’s a late first round pick (near second) and they have no urgent needs except at QB!
    No point in worrying about getting it wrong at this point!

    Will Rick Smith blow this one too?

  11. Texas Tech is a pass happy team that has a system that makes the QB look better than he is simply because they pass on every down. Unfortunately for them they haven’t figured out that you also have to occasionally play defense in order to make that 60 points you scored stand up.

  12. iamthehorniestmanintheworld says:
    Apr 12, 2017 10:21 AM

    Texas Tech is a pass happy team that has a system that makes the QB look better than he is simply because they pass on every down. Unfortunately for them they haven’t figured out that you also have to occasionally play defense in order to make that 60 points you scored stand up.
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    You mean the same system that Derek Carr played in at Fresno State? That very same system? Mahomes has the same tools Carr does, and people have compared him to Favre.

  13. Yes, Mahomes does have a lot of Favre traits. If only he could land on a roster where he gets to learn from real NFL QB’s like Favre did he could be a good one. Jets aren’t that team.

  14. iamthehorniestmanintheworld says:
    Apr 12, 2017 10:21 AM
    Texas Tech is a pass happy team that has a system that makes the QB look better than he is simply because they pass on every down. Unfortunately for them they haven’t figured out that you also have to occasionally play defense in order to make that 60 points you scored stand up.
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    Not sure TT’s defensive failings should affect the opinion of the QB’s skills. As for the offense, it’s 60/40 in favor of the pass. It’s not like they never run!

  15. corkspop says:
    Apr 12, 2017 11:05 AM
    Yes, Mahomes does have a lot of Favre traits. If only he could land on a roster where he gets to learn from real NFL QB’s like Favre did he could be a good one. Jets aren’t that team.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………..
    What QB did Favre sit and learn from,Chris Chandler??

  16. “Pick a QB in round 1, 2, or 3 and START him! Top 3 round picks should START!”
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    And after doing that we can all scratch our heads over why the guy never panned out as good as expected.

    Not many QBs start in college immediately so why would anyone expect that to be the norm in the NFL? Years back guys would routinely sit for a few years learning. Lots of Hall of Famers spent years as backups early on. And that was back when offenses and defenses were far simpler than today.

  17. Worst case he’s Jay Cutler, best case he’s Matthew Stafford. Whether that makes him worth a 1st round pick will be the decision of someone with a lot bigger paycheck than mine riding on it.

  18. The true QB needy teams are the Browns, 49ers, Bears, Jets and Bills. Some other teams, such as the Saints, Chiefs and Steelers are looking at drafting a QB high in the draft, but I doubt they will take one in Round 1. The Jets should look to trade down and then take Mahomes, since I do not believe the Bears or Browns will select him in the 1st round and I think the 49ers and Bills will pass all together on taking a QB in Round 1. The Jets do, however, have to watch out for the 49ers (and maybe the Browns, if they pass on taking a QB in Round 1) taking him at the top of Round 2.

  19. I forgot the Texans. I’m not sure Mahomes fits in O’Brien’s system. My feeling on the Texans is they sign one of the available free agents (probably Cutler) for a year and then draft Nathan Peterman in the 2nd or 3rd round to compete with Savage as the main backup/future QB.

  20. richabbs says:
    Apr 12, 2017 2:06 PM
    I forgot the Texans. I’m not sure Mahomes fits in O’Brien’s system. My feeling on the Texans is they sign one of the available free agents (probably Cutler) for a year and then draft Nathan Peterman in the 2nd or 3rd round to compete with Savage as the main backup/future QB.
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    I think Mahomes is similar to Dak in that he can move around in the pocket and find receivers. He only runs when he has to. Seems that would fit in Houston but who knows?

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