Jets called Browns for top pick, but not Giants

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When the Jets were looking to move up from the sixth spot in the draft, they called the Browns about the top spot, before settling on the Colts and the third overall choice.

They did not, however, call their roommates in MetLife Stadium who own the second pick.

Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan indicated that the value at three wasn’t different than the value at two.

“We feel very good about what may potentially be there at three for us with the players at all the positions we’ve evaluated,” Maccagnan said. “We feel pretty good about it. We feel it’s in a good spot. We feel a little bit that we can kind of control our own destiny a little bit. We feel pretty good about where we are. We feel it’s a good spot to be in.”

For that to be true, it follows that they’re comfortable with the three top quarterbacks in the draft, and have them stacked on their board in close proximity.

So if Sam Darnold goes in the top two, there are at least two other guys they’d feel comfortable pairing with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the future.

Whether those other two are Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, or Baker Mayfield remains unknown. But coach Todd Bowles said earlier this week there were six or seven choices they were comfortable with. He’s obviously speaking in generalities, otherwise they wouldn’t have given three second-round picks to go from six to three (unless they’re just a disjointed mess).

18 responses to “Jets called Browns for top pick, but not Giants

  1. The Jets did something extremely stupid in 2017.
    They correctly cut older players and gave younger players a chance.
    Thats how you rebuild.
    But they signed Josh McCown to be their QB rather than going with Bryce Petty.
    They would have lost more games with Petty and possibly drafted 2nd or 3rd without having to give up 3 2nd round picks to move back up.

    The Jets went 5-11 (which is horrible) rather than 1-5 (which is pathetic) just to win a few more meaningless games (they came in last in either case).

    The Jets will now be unlikely to get a top2 QB. How likely is the 3rd QB selected in a draft a good QB (good is better than Bortles or Andy Dalton or Ryan Tannehill).

    I expect the Jets to draft a Bortles like QB, stick with him for a few years, going 8-8, then having to rebuild all over again, because they haven’t been drafting good players at a rate fast enough to replace retiring ones.
    One could argue that in the 3 years under the current GM they have 2 players other teams would want, Leonard Williams and Jamaal Adams. The rest would be fill ins.

  2. @arclight1972 – I agree for the most part. I’m not a Jets fan but I have friends who are, so I hear about them a lot.

    Have they already given up on Petty & Hackenberg? What chance have they had to prove themselves? Now, I’m a McCown fan – he’s a selfless, journeyman QB who’s had a long career – but I agree with you that they shouldn’t have brought him back. Why not have Petty & Hackenberg fight it out for the starter role and let the rookie sit for a year?

    I’m almost always of the opinion that teams rush young QBs onto the field much too quickly. If your team is investing in their future, then have patience when developing QBs. Putting them out there before they’re ready doesn’t help anything or anyone – and most guys aren’t really ready in their first year.

  3. arclight1972 says:
    March 28, 2018 at 7:37 am
    The Jets did something extremely stupid in 2017.
    They correctly cut older players and gave younger players a chance.
    Thats how you rebuild.
    But they signed Josh McCown to be their QB rather than going with Bryce Petty.
    They would have lost more games with Petty and possibly drafted 2nd or 3rd without having to give up 3 2nd round picks to move back up.

    The Jets went 5-11 (which is horrible) rather than 1-5 (which is pathetic) just to win a few more meaningless games (they came in last in either case).

    The Jets will now be unlikely to get a top2 QB. How likely is the 3rd QB selected in a draft a good QB (good is better than Bortles or Andy Dalton or Ryan Tannehill).

    I expect the Jets to draft a Bortles like QB, stick with him for a few years, going 8-8, then having to rebuild all over again, because they haven’t been drafting good players at a rate fast enough to replace retiring ones.
    One could argue that in the 3 years under the current GM they have 2 players other teams would want, Leonard Williams and Jamaal Adams. The rest would be fill ins.

    —–

    If Teddy B’s healthy, he’s the guy for the Jets for sure. He was also the third QB drafted in his class – behind Bortles and Manziel.

  4. I don’t think the Giants are taking a QB. All signs seem to be pointing to Barkely or Nelson (of course, the knee-jerk world is saying they are taking Chubb after the JPP trade, but that would make no sense, given the facts). I think the Giants will only trade down if they remain in the top 7, so the Jets will probably be right where they need to be. All signs pointing to Rosen at this point.

  5. This is so obvious to a NY Giants fan:

    Gettleman LOVES size. The Giants have an Ironman QB. The Browns love Darnold. They HAVE to draft him as even if he fails, they can say ‘everyone’ loved him to go 1, so it’s sort of win-win, even if he fails.

    Thus no Mayfield-size
    No Rosen- Never will be Ironman

    Allen -Jets made the big guy, can’t hit the broad side of a barn.

    So why trade up to the Giants when you want Mayfield or Rosen?

    Rosen is another Kenny O’Brien. Extremely accurate passer who was never great because the Jets had no line. Very underrated. Marino should have been the pick but that’s another story.

    Mayfield is perfect for the Jets fan base. Go to a Jets game, been to a ton (brother has season tickets). The fan base will love Mayfield.

    Just all a big guess but it falls into place as to why the Jets did not need to call the Giants.

  6. Browns should do this. Quit trying to put a penthouse on top of a dilapidated shack and build your foundation first.

  7. You don’t even lob a phone call just to see what he Giants may take in a trade? Maybe the Giants would have taken the same deal or a worse deal? Seriously, it’s not worth a call to find out?

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