Jets looked into trading up to No. 1

AP

Before the Rams moved all the way from No. 15 to No. 1, a team even lower on the pecking order looked into making the climb to the top of the draft board.

On Friday, Jets G.M. Mike Maccagnan admitted that he called Tennessee about possibly doing a deal.

“The short answer is yes,” Maccagnan said Friday at a press conference, via Seth Walder of thew New York Daily News. “The short answer is we inquired.”

Maccagnan didn’t provide a longer answer regarding possible terms discussed with the Titans, but the fact that the Jets even made the call suggests that the Jets are thinking about taking a quarterback. It also suggests that, with a pair of quarterbacks destined to be taken first and second in the process, they could still try to move up from No. 20 to get, say, Paxton Lynch.

It further suggests that Ryan Fitzpatrick may not really be the team’s Plan A. Yes, Maccagnan said that the focus remains on re-signing Fitzpatrick. But the inquiry regarding moving to No. 1 means they are looking seriously at incoming quarterbacks — unless Maccagnan called Tennessee because he’s interested in a player other than a quarterback.

If so, Maccagnan should be calling the Chargers, who hold the No. 3 pick. Unless that happens, the message is that, indeed, the Jets are considering trying to get through the draft something they haven’t had since the days of Joe Namath: A true franchise quarterback.

51 responses to “Jets looked into trading up to No. 1

  1. What it means Woody is confidant in his HC and GM.

    Only secure people can give up those picks and the 60/40 success rate for top 10 QB’s. Otherwise it is career suicide.

    Bowles and Maccagnan will be in the league a long time with or without the Jets.

    Maybe Woody is starting to get it.Then again, he IS Woody.

  2. Of course they did, as should several other GM’s. Maccagnan isn’t Idzik. Given what he has already done in his first year does he really strike anyone as someone that isn’t diligent?

  3. 1. as a Jets fan I am thankful Mac & Co. didn’t go and mortgage the future of the franchise for Goff or Wentz! While both guys have the potential to turn into solid NFL QB’s, it’s most likely that neither will – and so the bounty of picks that have been offered up to put the Rams and Eagles in a position to draft these guys is absurd and will most likely come back to haunt both teams

    2. Paxton Lynch is not the answer! Experts say that “he’s got a unique skill set,” but also that he’s “not NFL ready” and that he “needs to work on his decision making skills.” Thanks but no thanks… we already have (2) guys that fit that same description in Geno Smith and Bryce Petty.

    3. If they don’t resign Fitz, I’d rather see Geno or Bryce get their shot this year then waste a top pick

  4. The Jets should be happy they didn’t make that trade. The Rams and Eagles got hosed! There is no one worth even a top 5 pick pick.

    Average QBs again just like last year. Tampa, Tennessee, Rams, and Eagles will continue to stink for years.

    If you miss on a high QB pick well… The Jets tried Sanchez, OAK with Russell, WASH and RG3. There was Vince Young, Matt Leinart, and so many others everyone knew would be busts.

  5. Bryce Petty? Why would they be confident in a 4th round pick going into his second year?

    That’s a longs shot project, not a guy that you expect to be starting anytime soon.

  6. No guys, The Jets are moving up by using M0, and get their man. I doubt it is QB, since Rams and Eagle are locked to get their 2 top QBs, and Lynch isn’t any good.

    I’m thinking they moving up to get best speedy Linebacker that Jets really need. Myle Jack would be the choice.

  7. Hard to believe so many teams trade away the future for moving up to a spot that has absolutely no guarantee of yielding results.

  8. Nothing to see here. If he could have had Goff he would have considered it. Like any good GM

  9. Average QBs again just like last year. Tampa, Tennessee, Rams, and Eagles will continue to stink for years.

    _________________________________________

    I’ll have Winston or Mariotta on my team any time. But I suppose you’re allowed to have an opinion – as invalid, misinformed, and flat out stupid as it is.

  10. I would argue they never have had a true franchise quarterback; Namath is ridiculously over-rated.

  11. For the stake of accuracy, we had a terrific franchise quarterback in Chad Pennington. He was amazing in every aspect and then sadly he got hurt.

  12. Trade down. Take Hackenberg. He is the smartest QB in draft. Pre-snap reads are pro level. Only regressed when O-line became awful and O’Brien left. Arm talent, check, size, check, work ethic and leadership, check. Brains, check. Only needs to work on foot work out of the gun. Was under tremendous pressure all last year and did not sell out his line.

  13. jasonkrebs says:
    Apr 23, 2016 3:21 PM

    For the stake of accuracy, we had a terrific franchise quarterback in Chad Pennington. He was amazing in every aspect and then sadly he got hurt.”””

    Not so. You dropped him for Favre and then he got hurt on someone else’s team.

  14. simplegodfather says:
    Apr 23, 2016 2:26 PM
    No guys, The Jets are moving up by using M0, and get their man.

    jmscooby says:
    Apr 23, 2016 3:18 PM
    Fine, pony up #20 and Big ‘Mo to Chicago for #11.
    _____________________

    Wilkerson has not signed his tender, he can’t be traded

  15. I get the feeling that if the Jets had traded up it would have been a mistake…just like I get the feeling that if they didn’t trade up it’d be a mistake.

  16. Just pay Fitzpatrick the money but make it a deal where the Jets can bail if he’s not playing up to the contract. Similar to what Miami is doing with Tannehill.

  17. jchipwood says:
    Apr 23, 2016 6:14 PM
    Just pay Fitzpatrick the money but make it a deal where the Jets can bail if he’s not playing up to the contract. Similar to what Miami is doing with Tannehill.
    ________________

    Tannehill’s dead cap hits the next couple of years ($22M & $10.4M) don’t make it all that easy to ‘bail’

  18. accipiterq says:
    Apr 23, 2016 3:07 PM

    I would argue they never have had a true franchise quarterback; Namath is ridiculously over-rated.

    *****************

    You obviously did not see Namath in his prime. Ridiculous comment.

  19. jasonkrebs says:
    Apr 23, 2016 3:21 PM
    For the stake of accuracy, we had a terrific franchise quarterback in Chad Pennington. He was amazing in every aspect and then sadly he got hurt.

    ————
    Pennington could not throw the ball over 20 yards…..

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    Apr 23, 2016 3:18 PM
    fitzpatrick has to be livid to learn of this. jets caught red handed lying again.
    ==========================

    Trolling Jets articles as usual.

  21. jmscooby says:
    Apr 23, 2016 3:18 PM
    Fine, pony up #20 and Big ‘Mo to Chicago for #11.
    ==============================

    Not even close to what the price will be. Wilkerson and #20 for #11? Laughable.

  22. For all the Pennington hate, the guy is the only quarterback to win the AFC East in the last 15 years that isn’t named “Tom Brady.” And he did it with two different teams.

    Not saying he’s elite, but grouping him in with all the other garbage the Jets have fielded is lazy revisionist history.

    – Not a Jets Fan

  23. jag1959 says:
    Apr 23, 2016 6:26 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Apr 23, 2016 6:14 PM
    Just pay Fitzpatrick the money but make it a deal where the Jets can bail if he’s not playing up to the contract. Similar to what Miami is doing with Tannehill.
    ________________

    Tannehill’s dead cap hits the next couple of years ($22M & $10.4M) don’t make it all that easy to ‘bail’
    ________________________________
    If the Dolphins walk away from Tannehill the dead money would be 6.9 million and 3.5 million for 2017 season.

  24. They can always wait until next year when they will probably have a top 3 pick all on their own…

  25. NH Pats_
    Pennington threw a 60 yd TD pass in the a playoff upset @ SD along with a 55 yarder to Santana Moss in a divisional playoff loss @ Pitt. (on 2 missed Obrien FG’s)
    Its actually Tommy Girl that can’t throw over 20

  26. I looked into winning the lottery but I didn’t therefore I didn’t feel the need to share it.

  27. jchipwood says:
    Apr 23, 2016 7:33 PM
    If the Dolphins walk away from Tannehill the dead money would be 6.9 million and 3.5 million for 2017 season.
    __________________

    Care to site your valid source? The two most highly regarded cap sites are spotrac and otc, PFT often references them both. They both show Tannehill’s dead cap hits for each of the next 4 years as $22M, $10.4M, $4.6M & $2.3M.

  28. Pennington’s first arm injury occurred as a member of the Jets. Rotator Cuff. Never the same after that. He could still loft it down the sideline but couldn’t throw the out patterns anymore.

  29. jchipwood says:
    Apr 23, 2016 7:33 PM
    If the Dolphins walk away from Tannehill the dead money would be 6.9 million and 3.5 million for 2017 season.
    *******************
    jag1959 says:
    Apr 23, 2016 8:09 PM
    Care to site your valid source? The two most highly regarded cap sites are spotrac and otc, PFT often references them both. They both show Tannehill’s dead cap hits for each of the next 4 years as $22M, $10.4M, $4.6M & $2.3M.
    ________________

    Guess not.

  30. Pennington was my favorite Jet when I saw him at his first pre-season game waving a towel while standing on the bench. PRE-SEASON GAME. Great QB and I was sad for him when he got hurt.

  31. Sanchez did win the Jets four playoff games his first two years..all on the road…Even the 2009-10 years are starting to look good now. Looks like that’s all Jets fans will be reminiscing on for a while…

  32. GM Bill Parcells passed on Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL draft after investing the 18th overall pick on Chad Pennington. Brady was taken by the Patriots with the 199th pick. Pennington left the Jets after the 2007 season, having played in 10 or more games in just four seasons. He was 5-5 in the playoffs for the Jets.

    In juxtaposition, in Tom Brady’s 16 years he has played in 16 games in all but three years. Brady has played in 31 playoff games, winning 22 of them (both NFL records).

    It is revisionist history to say that Pennington was anything more than a pedestrian NFL quarterback.

  33. Then they wisely saw the price and ran the other way.

    Nobody considered these 2 QBs to be elite prospects until the draft hype train ramped up.

  34. The ONLY reason the Jets won 10 games last year is Fitzpatrick. They are stupid not to resign him. If Geno, the other guy or a rookie start this year, Brandon Marshall will be whining by week four, dressing room will be a typical Jests circus by week 6 enroute to a typical 6 win season. Sign Fitzmagic now if you want any sniff at a winning season.

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